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Indian state chief calls on Nestlé's assistance

Last updated on 28-Sep-2012 at 10:33 GMT2012-09-28T10:33:49Z

The chief minister of Haryana, yesterday called on Nestlé India to adopt a collective strategy with the government departments and private business to set up milk collection centers across the state.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda asked the multinational dairy company to work with Haryana’s animal husbandry department, its dairy federation and companies in the private sector to combine their efforts to make the production and distribution of milk and dairy products more efficient and sustainable.

Hooda made the comments while inaugurating the second unit of Nestlé’s Samalkha plant in Panipat district, saying that such a move would be present a win-win situation for farmers and investors.

The multination company has already been working closely with farmers across the state to show them how technology and new farming methods can increase productivity and milk quality in a sustainable manner. 

The chief minister praised this approach and paid tribute to Nestlé’s Global Health Kids programme, which had been working with local schools to impart greater knowledge about nutrition to village children.

He added that the Nestlé expansion, which cost around Rs600 crore, would prove beneficial not only for Haryana, but for the entire country.

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