Currently, Aavin operates two chilling units, each having capacity of 50,000 litres, at Laddivadi.
A section of dairy farmers is opposed to the Centre’s proposal to appoint a private dairy company representative as one of the directors of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
DKMUL president Raviraj Hegde Kodavoor said the shortage may get solved if the production unit is set up in one of the two districts.
Speaking at the launch, he said previously there was a buyer’s monopoly in the state due to which the dairy farmers incurred losses and had meagre income and that the Amul project would change it.
Dairy farmers are elated at Chief Minister MK Stalin’s announcement to include Aavin ghee in the Pongal gift hamper to be distributed to ration card holders.
The federations have been able to produce several products of high quality by utilising the milk supplied by farmers in abundance.