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Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd.

After visiting Dudhmansagar Dairy, Manesar, Haryana Australian Delegation to Visit Dudhsagar Dairy, Mehsana on 16th January 2015

Press Note – 13 January, 2015: An Australian Delegation lead by Senator Hon. Richard Colbeck. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture; Mr Mike Carter, Trade Commissioner, Agriculture & Food & Beverage Industry; Ms. Slava Zeman, Agricutlure Counsellor, Department of Agricutlure; Ms. Jane Lovell, Advisor to the Senator; and Mr. Anirban Deb, Business Development Manager, Austrade, New Delhi visited Dudhmansagar Dairy, Manesar, Haryana on 11th January, 2015.

Dudhmansagar Dairy official exchanging pleasantries with Senator Richard Colbeck, Michael Carter, Trade Commissioner & Consul Commercial- Agri and Food Beverage Industry, Australian Consulate General

Dudhmansagar Dairy official exchanging pleasantries with Senator Richard Colbeck, Michael Carter, Trade Commissioner & Consul Commercial- Agri and Food Beverage Industry, Australian Consulate General

The delegation spent three hours at the Dairy. They were given an overview of the cooperative dairy movement in India, starting with the origin and growth of Amul-model, the role being played by Dudhsagar Dairy in empowering the rural masses especially women, and in the process being part of the nation building. The delegation expressed their deep appreciation and commendation for the excellent work being done at the village level for empowerment of dairy farmers, by providing them opportunities for their development.

They were quite impressed by the level of plant automation and quality standards that are maintained at each level of processing. The Senator also appreciated the strength of our three-tier Amul Model and the importance of the provision for patronage voting at the Federation level for increasing competition and equity to the stakeholders.

The delegation expressed interest in looking at ways for collaboration between Australia and Amul-Dudhsagar in the field of dairying, dairy education, dairy research, etc. They are looking forward to their scheduled visit to Dudhsagar Dairy, Mehsana on 16th January, 2015. Shri Vipul Chaudhary, Chairman, Dudhsagar Dairy, Dairy officials and Australian delegation will explore the possibilities of mutual business for Dairy production building projects, productivity enhancement programmes, Education and various other similar fields. After visiting dairy plant, they will also visit ISO 9001 certified ‘A’ Grade Frozen Semen Station, Jagudan.

Following are the remarks written by Australian Delegation during their visit to Dudhmansagar Dairy, Manesar on 11th January, 2015.

SENATOR RICHARD COLBECK, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, Liberal Senator of Tasmania, Australia :
“Thank you for showing your passion for the development of your countries Dairy Industry. A strong and community based business that supports communities and creates wealth and opportunities across India – Truly a substantial contribution.”

MICHAEL CARTER, Trade Commissioner and Consul Commercial, Australian Consulate General, :

“A terrific site visit and a testament of Amul’s pedigree and focus on Quality. We would be keen to explore areas of engagement between Australia and Amul.”

SLAVA ZEMAN, Counsellor (Agriculture), Australian High Commission, New Delhi :

“Thank you for conducting our delegation well. I was impressed by your quality assurance and commitment to farmers.”

Ms. JANE LOVELL, Advisor to Senator Richard Colbeck :

“Congratulations on a magnificient facility and a revolutionary approach to empowerment.”

ANIRBAN DEB, Business Development Manager – Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Australian Trade Commission, New Delhi :

“My first visit to a cooperative dairy plant and what an enlightening and informative experience. The commitment and passion and spirit of the co-operative movement is palpable in every aspect of the operation. I am proud and humbled to be a witness of this story. Thank you for having us over and your warm welcome.”

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