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Jul 12, 2012, 08.23 AM IST
In a bid to keep milk adulteration in check, country's leading milk supplier Amul has deployed a mobile van to conduct on-the-spot checks of the milk samples in 1200 village cooperative societies under its jurisdiction.
"Amul has taken a lead in Gujarat and other parts of the country in getting this mobile van, which will help in keeping a check on milk adulteration," Amul chairman Ramsinh Parmar told PTI over phone.
The 1200 societies attached to Amul are spread over two districts of Anand and Kheda. "This will ensure speedy testing of suspicious samples," he said.
"It is in the interest of Amul to own or hire mobile vans to keep a check on adulteration. There are about 17 milk dairies in various parts of the state, including Baroda, Banas, Mehsana, Panchmahals and Surat, etc.
"Normally, the milk samples are taken to the Amul lab located at Anand. This hampers the pace of investigation. However, the mobile vans will ensure that milk is tested on the spot," he added.
The menace of milk adulteration, though financially not as big as adulteration of other products such as sand or oil, is equally hazardous since milk is a product consumed both by the rich and the poor, he added.
This van is fully equipped with all the devices and instruments to check the milk samples in the presence of members of the village milk cooperative society from where checking is carried out, Parmar said.
"We have also decided to get one more van taking total of vans to two. One will be for Anand district and another for Kheda district," he said.
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