Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (KMF) will soon set up seven production units investing an estimated Rs 430 crore. A S Premanath,MD and CEO of KMF,said Wednesday a powder plant each would be set up near Bidadi on the outskirts of Bangalore,in Mysore and in Tumkur or Kolar at a cost of Rs 270 crore. Rs 90 crore is needed to set up each plant, he said. KMF officials said the move was to avoid expenditure on conversion of milk outside the state. Premanath said KMF had sought as much financial support as possible from the state government. The remaining money would be loaned from National Dairy Development Board. He said KMF had to also raise Rs 160 crore to set up four flexi plants to provide milk to schoolchildren.
Alert people prevent rape of minor in park
Alert members of the public helped police nab an auto driver allegedly trying to rape a minor he had picked up from the Majestic area Tuesday evening. The accused has been identified as Suresh Babu (29) of Srirampura. Police said he took the 11-year-old girl,a beggar in old city area who sleeps in City Market,to a park near KC General Hospital. Other people in the park alerted police,who rushed to the site.The girl told the police she was to go to City Market but was brought to the park and molested by the rickshaw driver. Suresh Babu,who has been arrested,however,denied the allegations.
One killed in head-on collision of bikes
Private firm employee Revanappa (39) of Banashankari was killed and his friend Ananda (33) injured when two bikes collided head on near the PESIT College service road around 11 pm Tuesday. Ananda also works in the same company and stays in Banashankari. The police said the two were retuning home.