GCMMF, which markets dairy merchandise beneath Amul model, expects its turnover to develop 15 per cent this fiscal 12 months from Rs 38,550 crore in 2019-20 regardless of financial slowdown attributable to the nationwide lockdown to manage coronavirus outbreak.
The family consumption of milk and different dairy merchandise is predicted to rise and can compensate any short-term lack of gross sales attributable to closure of inns, eating places and cafeterias (HoReCA phase) throughout the ongoing lockdown interval, mentioned R S Sodhi, the managing director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF).
“COVID-19 will not have any impact on demand of the food products. Our sales in value terms during this month are at par with the same month last year. The demand of some products has come down but at the same time sales of many products have risen,” Sodhi informed PTI in an interview.
Asked concerning the outlook for this fiscal 12 months, he mentioned: “We expect our turnover to grow by 15 per cent.”
GCMMF clocked 17 per cent development in its turnover at Rs 38,550 crore throughout the 2019-20 fiscal 12 months.
On the present state of affairs of its milk operation, Sodhi mentioned, “Gradually things are settling down.”
Regarding gross sales, he mentioned the demand for contemporary milk has declined by eight per cent as inns and eating places are closed. “HoReCa segment contributes 12-15 per cent of the total demand. But, fall is less as household consumption of fresh milk and butter milk has increased.”
Sodhi famous that gross sales of butter, ghee, paneer, cheese and milk powder have gone up within the vary of 20-35 per cent as individuals are consuming extra.
However, he identified the demand of ice-cream has fallen sharply by 85 per cent, whereas gross sales of cream and mozzarella cheese are down by 70 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively.
Sodhi mentioned the corporate has diverted the idle provide chain of ice-cream into distribution of different dairy merchandise.
“Our milk procurement from farmers has increased by 15 per cent as unorganised players are not buying”, he mentioned.
The surplus milk is being processed to fabricate skimmed milk powder (SMP), whose value has crashed to Rs 250 per kg from Rs 320 earlier than lockdown, he mentioned.
“Our capital is getting blocked because of higher milk procurement. But we need to support farmers during this period,” Sodhi mentioned.
The GCMMF has not elevated or decreased the milk procurement charges, he mentioned, however added that costs have fallen by Rs 7-10 per litres throughout numerous states.
Sodhi mentioned the autumn in procurement charge is extra in states like Uttar Pradesh the place there aren’t any cooperatives within the dairy enterprise.
Amul sells 140 lakh litre milk per day primarily in Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh. Its dairy merchandise are offered throughout the nation. It has milk processing vegetation in lots of states.