PM Modi inaugurates Amul's chocolate plant at Anand in Gujarat
Ultra-modern Amul chocolate plant
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a new chocolate plant of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of dairy giant Amul, at Mogar at Anand in Gujarat.
The chocolate plant, built with an investment of Rs 190 crore, will produce 1,000 tonnes of chocolates every month against the capacity of 600 tonnes of the existing plant.
The prime minister toured the plant's premises before the official inauguration.
PM Modi called upon the dairy farmers to take up honey farming and bring sweet revolution in the country on the lines of white revolution and green revolution.
Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Gobar Dhan
Speaking at the launch of Amul plants in Anand, PM Narendra Modi said that his government is focussing on Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Gobar Dhan. "This will help our farmers," he said.
Modi further said that when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, he had advocated the use of camel milk because of its nutritional benefits, but he was mocked for it.
"I said camel milk is very nutritious. Being the chief minister, I don't know what crime I committed, but I was mocked at. Cartoons and derogatory comments were made against me. Today, Amul's chocolates have a huge market and the rate of camel milk is double than that of cow milk," Modi said.
Amul team is unstoppable: Modi
In a few years, Amul will complete 75 years. This is a team that is unstoppable. I admire their spirit. Let us think about what targets Amul can set for their own 75th anniversary and for 2022, when India marks 75 years of freedom, says PM Modi.