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Odisha CM Announces Covid Assistance For OMFED Dairy Farmers

With dairy farm distress sweeping the State due to Covid-19 lockdown, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced financial assistance for the OMFED farmers

OMFED Scam: Odisha Lokayukta Pulls Up IAS Bishnupad Sethy

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta has served notices to Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and Principal Secretary, Department of Culture, Bishnupada Sethy to file their reply within six months over the alleged irregularities in procurement of polythene pouches for packaging milk at the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (OMFED) during 2015-16. The Lokayukta directive comes […]

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No Cheese: COVID 'Milks' Dairy Farmers Dry In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The COVID has seemingly milked the dairy farmers in Odisha dry. Already with an albatross around their neck in the guise of low procurement prices, the pandemic year had simply proved a double whammy for the dairy farmers in the State. Sample This. Since local indigenous cows form the majority of the cattle farming […]

OMFED Revises Norms, Allows Direct Purchase Of Milk Products From Dairies

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) has revised its wholesaler and distributor policy in order to promote its milk products in the State. As per the revised guidelines, individuals/agencies/firms can now avail wholesale rates from OMFED by purchasing a minimum amount of milk products from the dairy. Henceforth, wholesalers/distributors neither need to […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown Impact: Odisha Dairy Farmers Dump Milk On Road

Cuttack/Balasore: Alleging that procurement of milk and supply of cattle fodder and feed have been stopped by Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (OMFED) and some co-operative societies due to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, dairy farmers in Cuttack and Balasore districts dumped hundreds of litres of milk on road as a mark of protest. As […]

Right price, higher procurement will be the milk shake for ailing Odisha dairy farmers!

Bhubaneswar:  Will the State government’s decision to effect a hike in price of milk address the ailing dairy sector? Though the price hike seems necessary, when the fact is price of milk in Odisha has been the lowest among major states in the country since last August, it’s the higher procurement of milk that will […]

Omfed scam: OTV unearths more details

Bhubaneswar: After ruling-BJD leader and former minister Damodar Rout alleged irregularities in Omfed to the tune Rs 30 crores, OTV today carried out an investigation to ascertain the legitimacy of the allegations. After Rout’s allegations, OTV found that not only the ex-minister but also the former Managing Director of Omfed, Madhusudan Padhi had also urged […]

OMFED, NDDB ink pact to increase milk production in State

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) on Saturday signed an agreement with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for setting up a modern five lakh-litre capacity dairy plant in Barang. “The milk processing capacity of OMFED will be enhanced from the present level of 6.4 lakh litres per day to 12 lakh litres […]

Adulterated ghee unit raided in Cuttack

Cuttack: Another adulterated ghee manufacturing unit was raided by police in Cuttack today. The unit situated at Professorpada under Mangalabag Police limits in Cuttack was involved in adulterating many brands of ghee available in the market. According to sources, labels of various brands of ghee like Omfed, Devi & Durga, packing containers and other paraphernalia […]

OTV Impact: Omfed manager transferred over unhygienic conditions in plant

Balasore: Two days after an exclusive OTV report over unhygienic processing of dairy products at a manufacturing unit of Omfed in Balasore, the plant authorities today transferred the manager of the unit. The report created a public outcry raising concerns over product quality following which a team of the Public Health Department carried out a […]

Unhygienic conditions at Omfed plant raise quality concerns

Balasore: When it comes to eatables and particularly milk, manufacturers are expected to follow strict quality norms. However, the Balasore plant of Odisha’s largest dairy firm, Omfed is under scanner over unhygienic processes being followed at the unit. An investigation by OTV revealed that bottling and labelling at Balasore dairy plant are undertaken by workers […]

Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik appointed brand ambassador of OMFED

Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was appointed as the brand ambassador of Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (OMFED) here on Monday. Omfed Managing Director Vishal Gagan said Pattnaik would play a significant role in popularising its products through his sand art in various fairs & festivals. The presence of the renowned sand […]

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Odisha effects major reshuffle in bureaucracy

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle, Odisha government today transferred at least 11 IAS officers, officials said. Fisheries and animal resources development secretary B P Sethi (1995 batch IAS) has been transfered and posted as the secretary of rural development with additional charge of special relief commissioner (SRC). Officer of 1991 batch, M S Padhi, has […]

Farmers pour down milk on street demanding price hike

Bhubaneswar: Demanding a hike in price of milk, the farmers today staged demonstration in front of the OMFED office here at Saheed Nagar by pouring down complete food. Their demands include Rs 30 per /litre . They also demanded the cattle food should be provided to them at Rs 18/kg. Inclusion of milk in mid-day […]

OMFED hikes price of Premium Milk
OMFED hikes price of Premium Milk

Bhubaneswar: Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) has hiked the price of its Premium Milk, by Rs 2 per litre. The revised rates will come to force from today. While earlier the price of the product was Rs 38 per litre, it will now cost Rs 40 per litre from today. However, the price […]

Pramod Meherda replaces Arti Ahuja as Health secy

Bhubaneswar: In a sudden move, the Odisha government today effected a reshuffle in senior IAS cadre and appointed Pramod Kumar Meherda as Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare in place of Arti Ahuja. According to a General Administration notification, Ahuja has been posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture. Besides, the state government posted Gagan […]

Odisha to maximise irrigation potential: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: To optimise agriculture productivity in the state, the Odisha government will maximise irrigation potential. A decision to this effect was taken at the third Agriculture Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said as per […]

Angry dairy farmers empty Omfed tanker in Bargarh; milk floods streets

The road near Gandhi Square here was literally flooded with milk on Thursday when some agitating dairy farmers halted a milk tanker of the State-owned Omfed and opened the valve of the vehicle spilling more than 14,000 litres of milk on to the streets

Omfed reviews milk production, pricing

Bhubaneswar: Increase in production of milk and its pricing by Odisha State Co-Operative Milk Producers Federation (Omfed) was reviewed at a meeting between the chief secretary and Omfed officials yesterday. The meeting discussed various issues, including the prevalence of powdered milk alternatives and a market demand-based pricing of milk. According to Omfed CMD, private dairies […]

OSPCB slaps closure notice on Omfed plant

Bhubaneswar: After issuing a series of warnings over the last one and half years, the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has slapped a closure notice on the Chandrasekharpur plant of the state government-run Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (Omfed). The SPCB has served the closure notice on Omfed for allegedly polluting the […]

Odisha to empower tribal women through diary cooperatives

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will empower tribal women through diary cooperatives so that they get opportunities to earn more, an official said on Wednesday. State-run dairy cooperative Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (OMFED) has received Rs.46.45 crore from the union tribal affairs ministry to implement this, OMFED chairman Bishnupada Sethi told IANS. Tribal women play […]

Odisha dairy co-operative unveils Facebook page

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s State-run dairy co-operative “Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited” (OMFED) launched a dedicated Facebook page today in an effort to use the social media to promote its products. Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Pradeep Maharathy launched the page – www.facebook.com/theomfed – at a function here. “The Facebook page will not […]

Protesting Omfed staff clash with cops

Tension gripped the Omfed plant on the outskirts of city after a group of protesting temporary employees clashed with the police who arrived at the spot to pacify them

Omfed hikes milk prices by Rs 2/lt

The state owned Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (Omfed), the largest milk retailer in the state, on Monday decided to increase prices of milk by Rs 2 per litre. The enhanced rate will be applicable from August 7

Milk costlier by Rs 2/litre

The milk consumers across Odisha have to pay more as the state owned Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (Omfed) has decided to increase prices of milk by Rs 2 per litre