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DMS milk for unauthorised colonies

DMS milk for unauthorised colonies
In a major boost to milk circulation in the city, Delhi government decided on Wednesday to offer assistance in the extension of Delhi Milk Scheme’s (DMS) products reach in the city. A high-level meeting was held, which was presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit regarding this matter.

At the meeting, DMS stated that it can produce another two lakh litre per day provided the city government facilitates an extension of its reach with respect to supply of milk in unserved localities.

Dikshit assured of her government’s cooperation in this regard and decided to involve Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, PWD and the Department of Food & Supplies to chalk out a programme to increase the reach of the DMS.

Currently, DMS is producing only three lakh litre per day.

Nowadays, the reach of DMS milk supply is only limited to old localities. With government aid, it will be supplied to new areas including new DDA colonies, Rohini, Dwarka, cooperative group housing societies, slums and unauthorised colonies.

Sources in the government said that a major portion of the population belonging to weaker sections and middle income group is presently deprived of quality milk being supplied by DMS at reasonable rates.

The DMS officials said they are ready with a large number of portacabins to be installed at convenient places to start milk supply immediately.

Dikshit also instructed the Commissioner, Food & Supplies to come out with advertisements calling for interested individuals for distribution of the milk during morning and evening. The DMS gives a commission of 90 paise on sale of a litre of milk through its existing 600 booths.
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