CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has inaugurated an ultra modern Aavin parlour at Virugambakkam, set up at a cost of Rs.1.67 crore, through video conferencing at the Secretariat on November 13.
She also commenced the functioning of ultra high temperature milk processing plant installed in Salem dairy at a cost of Rs.14.99 crore and 200 ml milk pocket producing equipment. Further, she handed over 25 new milk tankers bought at a cost of Rs.5.80 crore for the Tamil Nadu Milk Producers Cooperative Federation. Drivers of five tankers received the keys from the Chief Minister in person.
The new Aavin parlour at Virugambakkam has facilities to accommodate 50 persons at a time. Large size television set, free wi-fi, Children’s park, space for a troll etc., are there in the parlour. Also, the parking lot could accommodate 50 four wheelers and 200 two-wheelers. A separate counter is there to sell milk products like butter, ghee, Badam mix powder, milk khova, Mysurpa, Gulab Jamun, 18 varieties of ice cream, Pizza, burger, sandwich, cutlet etc.,
In the Salem dairy, the new packing equipment could make 7,500 tetra packets per hour. Aavin flavoured milk in elachi, pista, pineapple and strawberry flavours, milk shakes with chocolate, mango, vanilla, malt vanilla, apple, banana, carrot and badam, mango juice and buttermilk could be made through this new equipment.
These milk products have sizeable marketing opportunities in Singapore and Malaysia.
The 25 new tanker lorries given by the Chief Minister would help transport two lakh litres of milk from district milk producers unions per day and prevent dependence on private milk tankers, an official release here said.