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Karnataka govt ready with 100 tonnes of milk powder for Chennai

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Updated: 09:10 GMT, Dec 4, 2015 | Published: 09:02 GMT, Dec 4, 2015 |
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With fear of more rains still looming large over Chennai, people stranded in different parts of the coastal city are asking for is food, and more importantly some milk for their kids.

Understanding the problem, Karnataka government has decided to help the Tamil Nadu government by supplying milk powder packets.

Speaking to TOI, A Manju, Karnataka minister for Animal Husbandry has said they are ready with 100 tonnes of milk powder for the flood relief operations.

“Following discussions with the heads of milk units in our state, it has been decided that the Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (KMF) can supply milk powder packets to Chennai.

After a final round of talks with Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, the consignment will be dispatched,” he added.

It can be noted here that during the 2004 tsunami, KMF had extended similar help by dispatching consignments worth Rs 50 lakh. This time, total cost of 100 tonnes of milk powder would go up to Rs 1.5 cr, said an official with the KMF.