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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Amul inks MoU with ISRO for fodder acreage estimation


Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has signed an MoU with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology.

GCMMF markets its products under the brand name of 'Amul'. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), ISRO will help in identification between food crops and fodder crops at village level and also locate suitable areas of current fallows and cultivable wastelands at village level for green fodder cultivation.  Amul is currently procuring around 150 lakh litres of milk daily from around 35 lakh milk producer members from over 18,500 villages.

    Static Takeaways for Dena Bank PO Exam-

    • Managing Director of GCMMF is R S Sodhi
    • Chairman of ISRO is A S Kiran Kumar
    • ISRO was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • Vikram Sarabhai was the founder of ISRO.
    Source- Business Standard


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