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.
The Chief Minister said that lockdown and shutdown during the pandemic have reduced demand of milk and milk products which has severely affected the livelihood of the dairy farmers.
In a series of tweets, the former Chief Minister rued that the dairy farmers were in distress due to the outbreak of this disease.
However, consumption has dipped in Malabar and Ernakulam regions resulting in a surfeit of milk in the market.
Gavi, a small village in Seethathodu panchayat in Pathanamthitta, is a part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) since 2012.