By admin       2018-04-30

The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said on Friday that it is ready to take initiative to replicate the cooperative model of Amul in the textile sector to ensure that all the stakeholders across the value chain get better monetary returns. GCCI is concerned that Gujarat is exporting low value goods and importing costly value added products. Adaption of the Amul model will ensure higher value addition within the state. "Land holdings of farmers is decreasing, resulting in lower productivity and higher cost. If we can bring a group of farmers together, we can increase the productivity and reduce cost by optimal utilisation of resources," said Shailesh Patwari, president of GCCI. He was briefing media persons in the city about the upcoming industrial expo 'Farm To Fashion' being jointly organized by GCCI and Maskati Market Kapad Mahajan in the city from May 4-6. Gujarat produces close to 570 kg per hectare compared to 2000 kg per hectare for Australia and 1200 kg per hectare in China. In spite of contributing about 33% to the cotton production in India, Gujarat continues to lag in manufacturing value added products like garments. Saurin Parikh, honorary secretary of GCCI said that value addition can easily increase the earnings by about 10 times. Amul, which GCCI want to be replicated, began as a cooperative initiative in two villages of Kheda district in 1946 with milk procurement of 247 litres of milk and is now a household name in the country. It now processes 320 lakh litres of milk per day. It has 18 milk producers union with presence in 33 districts and 3.6 lakh milk producers as its members. It now has pan India operations as well

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