Amul is manufacturing on one facet and making milk and milk merchandise accessible to crores of consumers. However one additionally has to see the opposite facet of Amul, which is the procurement of milk from 36 lakh households. So so far as procurement is anxious, there may be completely no downside. The federal government is permitting procurement of milk from the village cooperative societies, transporting it to the closest dairy; packaging and workforce is allowed to come back to the vegetation and do processing and packing.
So far as distribution is anxious, Amul milk and different fats merchandise like butter milk, paneer is bought in all the foremost cities and it’s allowed. We’re totally equipped. There may be completely no scarcity of any milk product. In reality, within the final two to a few days, in all the foremost cities, we’re distributing round 15% extra milk and milk merchandise. The one factor is, some individuals begin panic shopping for and that creates issues as a result of in the event you purchase each day packs and you are taking 4 or six, the opposite fellow won’t get it.
As time passes, individuals will perceive what merchandise are allowed however one essential side now we have to grasp is that little doubt, meals or milk is allowed for distribution. We additionally perceive the opposite from side to side linkages; like a serious downside is the packaging materials as a result of for packing meals, you require packaging materials; so whether or not factories that are producing packaging materials are being allowed or not must be seen. Second is transportation of this packing materials. Third is, once you dispatch the dairy merchandise or milk merchandise the loaded truck is allowed however when it’s coming empty to get loaded, it’s being stopped on the border. So these are some small issues and I believe we will type it out.
The Amul administration is confirming that there isn’t a lockdown at their vegetation and barring one or two situations, you’re fairly assured that the milk provide will stay fixed?
Sure. And there’s no want for any panic shopping for.
As per the present stock, what’s the complete packaging and different cardboard materials which you’ve and let say if the packaging and the cardboard provides usually are not resumed usually, for the way lengthy do you suppose it is possible for you to to produce milk and different merchandise?
So far as contemporary milk or contemporary different merchandise are involved, they’re packed in plastic movie pouches and the crates for that, I don’t foresee any downside as a result of now we have received our personal packaging movie plant and we’re getting the uncooked materials from Reliance in Gujarat solely; so that’s completely no downside.
For others like tetra pack or for the opposite cartons, most any plant can have it for seven to 10 days. Now we have talked to the Maharashtra authorities that tetra packaging manufacturing facility at Pune must be allowed to work; so we’re requesting all the foremost packaging plant producers to proceed and wherever it’s required, we’re speaking to the native authorities however I really feel that on this exemption class, the milk packaging materials provide for the meals merchandise also needs to be allowed.
What now we have seen is that retailers and groceries are solely opening for 2 hours and that could be a very restricted interval. So I ponder what occurs to the common provide, which Amul from its finish is sending however that isn’t actually getting consumed or it isn’t actually reaching the top shopper? In a state of affairs like this, how is it that Amul can actually step in and make sure that all of the merchandise are handed out to the needy?
So far as milk and different contemporary merchandise are involved, they’re primarily bought within the morning hours solely. Little question there are some retailers promoting all through the day however main purchases are taking place within the morning. However at many locations now we have organized provide all through the day. In some areas, native authorities are permitting all retailers to be open. Let me let you know, there isn’t a query of leftover. The issue is assembly the requirement as a result of everyone is shopping for extra; so that you go after two hours, three hours, the inventory is completed. So there isn’t a fear of leftover shares.