New Delhi: Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) launched in 1959 with an objective to provide milk for Delhi citizens is planning to come up with more milk vending booths across the national capital.

The Delhi government has sped up the work for opening new milk vending booths which will be opened in unauthorized colonies and rehabilitated slums in the first phase.

The planning to increase the DMS’s supply and to reach maximum people was discussed in the meeting headed by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit last month. The city government also agreed to provide land to DMS for the milk booths in areas where they have no presence.

In order to execute this decision, the government also organized a meeting with DMS’s senior officials last Friday in Delhi Secretariat. DMS has the processing capacity of upto 5 lakh litres per day. However, due to low consumption, DMS is processing only 3 lakh litres of milk.

DMS has no presence in the areas like Rohini, Dwarka, Co-operative societies, slum areas and unauthorized colonies.

According to the sources, the Delhi government is working on the policy to cater the consumers in slum areas by setting up DMS’s milk booths. The government may also allot milk booths to poor people on the large scale.  

JPN/Bureau

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