Stock of huge quantity of powdered milk, butter creating problem to DDC in paying farmers

Published On: March 1, 2024 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 1: The Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) is facing problems in paying the dairy farmers due to the stock of huge quantities of powdered milk and butter.

Though the DDC has been purchasing 140,000 liters of milk from farmers of different districts daily, the problem has surfaced as only 90,000 liters of milk is sold in the market.

Deputy General Manager of DDC and Information Officer Rajendra Prasad Adhikari shared, "We purchase 4.2 million liters of milk through farmers every month. But only around 2.7 million liters of milk is sold. Problem has surfaced due to a shortage of powder equal to 1.5 million liters of milk every month." 

"We have been storing butter and powdered milk equivalent to around 50,000 liters of milk every day," he mentioned. The DDC expected that the sale of yogurt would increase with the onset of summer season.

Adhikari further said there is now a stock of 900,000 kilograms of powdered milk and 700,000 kilograms of butter worth Rs 1.25 billion with the DDC. 

The DDC purchases milk produced in various 43 districts through its own chilling center and different cooperatives, and sells it to the general consumers. It has 64 chilling centers across the country.



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