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Micro-enterprise Development Programs

Bulk Milk Chiller

Keeping milk fresh

Ajay Yadav runs a small bulk milk chilling and distribution enterprise in Uttar Pradesh’s Shivpura village. He sources unsold milk from around 80 farmers in the area, and stores it for later use by local dairy units.

Before he took a Tara Urja connection, Ajay relied on a diesel generator to power his milk chiller. Because the generator couldn’t be run for too long, he couldn’t collect and sell more than 300 litres per day. Today, with the uninterrupted power provided by Tara Urja’s mini-grid, he sources and sells up to 1,200 litres per day. He has also set up a ghee processing unit, and a ‘milk ATM’ at the local district centre.

Ajay now not only earns up to INR 35,000 per month, he has also increased the income of around 80 small milk producers in the surrounding area by buying up their surplus milk.