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Refurbished milk processing plant ‘Mother Dairy’ inaugurated in Nagpur

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L to R: Nitin Gadkari and Devendra Fadnavis during the inauguration of refurbished milk processing plant ‘Mother Dairy’ at Nagpur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the refurbished milk processing plant Mother Dairy in Civil Lines in Nagpur on 4 June 2017. Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh and Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari graced the occasion as chief guests. Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture Pandurang Fundkar, Minister for Energy, New and Renewable Energy Chandrashekar Bawankule, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Mahadev Jankar and Chairman National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Dilip Rath were also present.

In his address, Fadnavis said that the Vidarbha and Marathwada region of Maharashtra includes some of the most backward districts in the country with extreme drought conditions prevailing over many years. Dairying often remains the only hope in such adverse climatic conditions to ease farmer distress. He is confident that NDDB and its subsidiaries would put in their best efforts to implement the dairy development initiative for the benefit of the milk producers of Vidarbha and Marathwada.

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Nitin Gadkari and Devendra Fadnavis during the inauguration of refurbished milk processing plant ‘Mother Dairy’ at Nagpur

Lauding NDDBs efforts, Radha Mohan Singh conveyed that the dairy development activities in Vidarbha and Marathwada would ensure regular and better returns to milk producers. He said that the core components of this dairy development initiative are productivity enhancement of milk animals and creation of sustainable farmers owned institutions.

Nitin Gadkari said that NDDB will bring milk revolution in Vidarbha and Marathwada. NDDBs initiative will also put in place a fair, transparent and sustainable system. He is hopeful that the farmers would grab this opportunity and adopt dairy farming as an additional source of income.

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Dilip Rath said that the newly refurbished dairy plant has been completed in a record time of four months and has a milk processing capacity of 50,000 litres per day expandable to two lac litres per day. In addition, Mother Dairy is setting up manufacturing lines for value added dairy range like curd, buttermilk, etc., which is expected to be commissioned by September 2017. The plant houses equipment with latest technology to monitor and record all critical process parameters for ensuring milk quality on a continuous basis. A state-of-the-art quality control laboratory has been set up in order to test and monitor stringent quality parameters ensuring safe products for consumers.

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Nanda Jichkar, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Ashish Deshmukh, Devendra Fadnavis, Nitin Gadkari during the inauguration of refurbished milk processing plant ‘Mother Dairy’ at Nagpur

Rath also requested the Government of Maharashtra to support NDDB further in execution of lease agreement for land at Gove Bhiwandi to help set up a five lakh litres per day plant; to allocate sufficient funds for activities such as development of Nagpuri breed, fodder development, animal health, ration balancing advisory services, which are to be implemented by the Government of Maharashtra to help increase productivity and ensure that the project coordination team is given sufficient stability of tenure.

S Nagarajan, Managing Director, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. said that Mother Dairy is committed to the cause of rural prosperity by promoting dairy development aimed to support milk producers and enhancement of farm productivity. In order to strengthen the cause, Mother Dairy is extending the reach to farmers from Marathwada and Vidarbha ensuring them with regular and remunerative market for their produce.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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