MILMA, the Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, has joined hands with the Netherlands to produce nutritious, high-quality ‘organic milk’ without synthetic feed or antibiotics while rearing the cattle. Five milk societies in Mullankolli, in Wayanad, have been identified for the project, which will start after getting the final clearance from the Dutch government.K T Thomas, Managing Director of MILMA in Malabar region, which manages dairy co-operative societies in six northern districts of the state, said that the organic milk would be produced by rearing cattle in a completely natural environment, without feeding them any synthetic feed or antibiotics.
He further added that they were planning to implement the organic milk project with the support of the Netherlands government. Aluva-based Indocert has been identified as the agency to certify the organic milk, Thomas said, adding that a group of local women have already been given training in ethnic veterinary treatment to take care of cattle under the project. Read the whole article here: