Hatsun Agro inaugurated its 500th Milk Bank with an Active Bulk Cooler system in Dharmapuri District, Tamil Nadu. The largest private-sector dairy company in India has over 9,500 milk-collection centres in villages across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Now 500 centres have the Active Bulk Cooler system, which operates on a thermal energy battery, and can function in remote villages with intermittent electricity supply. These bulk cooling systems are strategically installed in milk-collection centres in remote locations. The cooler helps to chill the raw milk collected from farmers instantly, thereby ensuring the milk remains cold till it reaches the processing facility.
The three main benefits of installing this technology are faster cooling, improvement in milk quality and elimination of diesel for power backup. RG Chandramogan, Chairman and MD, Hatsun Agro, said: “The benefit of such a technology is that farmers situated even in the remotest villages, who are unable to supply milk to dairy companies, can now do so with reliable milk refrigeration at their doorstep.”
Source: Business Line
Published on: November 15, 2017