21 August 2006

Milk Plant


Plans have just been announced that a large powdered-milk plant is going to be set up in the Tiruvannamalai District. The plant, expected to cost a whopping Rs. 29 crore (US $6.3 million) will be funded by NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development).

It seems a pity that such an enterprise should be started up in the heartland of Tamil agriculture. Specially nowadays as the debate on processed food is becoming so controversial. It would have been nice if that huge (by Indian standards) amount of money could have been directed in some way towards popularising indigenous and organic methods of farming.

2 comments:

Divyakka said...

I agree COMPLETELY! What a waste of tons of money and effort, just to make more processed food out of (probably) animals injected with chemicals to make them produce more.

Arunachala Living said...

Truly, truly tragic!