Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali inaugurates Twin Expos--Dairy and Food, featuring Dairy Products, Processing & Packaging

Milk is a nutrient-rich fluid: Mohd Mahmood Ali, Home Minister, Govt of Telangana

Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali inaugurates Twin Expos--Dairy and Food, featuring Dairy Products, Processing & Packaging

Hyderabad, February 3, 2023: The Twin Expos--Dairy and Food, featuring Dairy/Food Products, Processing & Packaging kicked off at Hitex in Madhapur Friday. It is a three-day fair. It is an Exhibition on Dairy/Food Products, Processing & Packaging Machinery and Allied Industries

It was inaugurated by Mohd Mahmood Ali, Home Minister of Telangana and Soma Bharath Kumar, Chairman of Telangana State Dairy Development Cooperative Federation(TSDDCF).

The expo draws huge participation with over 105 exhibitors such as Coffee Board of India, Godrej Creamline Jersey Products, Dodla Dairy etc.  About 105 exhibitors are showcasing their products and services. 7500 visitors are expected to visit the twin shows. It will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on all three days

The show is organized by Media Day Marketing in support of the Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI), Ministry of Agriculture Govt of India; Govt of Telangana and MSME. It is the 2nd edition of both expos informed Mudassir Ahmed of Media Day Marketing. 

The Dairy Expo 2023 is a 3-day event concurrently held with Food Expo bringing the best Services, Machinery, Equipment, Technology, Products and services and allied Industry stakeholders in the Dairy Sector onto a single platform for their Mutual Benefit.

Speaking on the occasion immediately after inaugurating it Mohd Mahmood Ali said Milk is a wholesome food. Everyone needs milk. Milk is consumed across the world for years. Milk is a nutrient-rich fluid. And it is the most commonly consumed drink. An expo on the Dairy and Food industry and machinery is much needed. The industry has a bright future, he said. 

Interacting with the media, Soma Bharath Kumar, Chairman of Telangana State Dairy Development Cooperative Federation said Vijaya Dairy which was once speculated to be closed is doing well, achieved Rs 700 crore turnover and aiming for Rs 1000 crore. It is also on an expansion spree. It is adding 2000 more outlets across Telangana. At the moment it has about 1000 outlets. Similarly, it is also expanding its product portfolio. 

Currently, we have 27 products.  And we will be adding 100 more products such as Milk shakes, Coffee, Tea, Flavoured Milk, Ice Cream, Kulfi, Cookies, Health Bars etc and others, he added. 

Speaking further he added that Hyderabad city needs one crore litre of milk every day. But, the production is somewhere around 60 to 70 lakh. We are also planning to introduce 2 lakh milk-giving animals into the system, which will enable additional production of about 6 to 8 lakh litres.

Speaking about proactive measures the federation embarked on Bharath Kumar said,  the Animal Mobile Medical Ambulances, a hundred in number are available to ensure that emergencies in remote areas are attended to swiftly. A toll-free number “1962” provides connectivity to the ambulance services, he stated. 

When asked about measures the federation is taking up to stop milk that is produced by using Oxytocin Injections (used to secure higher milk yield from the cows and buffaloes), Bharath Kumar said, the milk is checked well at the procurement places itself and any sort of adulteration. If any such milk is detected the entire lot is abandoned. Strict checks and balances are in place to discourage such practices, he added.

Some of the exhibitors include Coffee Board of India, Control Print Limited, Dodla Dairy Limited, Eskimo Refrigeration Industries, Fillpack Technology, Godrej Creamline Jersey Products Limited, Goma Engineering Private Limited, Grundfoss Pumps India, Heritage Foods Limited, Hilda Automation, Milky Mist Dairy Food Private Limited, Print Jet Solutions LLP, Refrigeration Warehousing & Trading Company, Rovema India Pvt Ltd, SSP Pvt Ltd, Technofour Electronics Pvt Limited, The Telangana State Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited, Varsha Dairy & Food Engineers, VT Corp Pvt Ltd as participants along with allied industries.