The Pelwatte Dairy Industries (Pvt.) Limited (PDIL) is a subsidiary company of Pelwatte Sugar Industries Limited. It was registered under Company Act No: 17 of 1982 in the year 2006. It is an approved project under divisional secretary area based 300 industries program i.e. “Gamata Karmantha”, initiated by the Ministry of Industrial development, Sri Lanka. The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has granted BOI status for this project. Pelwatte Dairy Farm Project is situated at Buttala in Moneragala district of the Uva province (UP) in Sri Lanka.

To be the best self sustaining private enterprise in the dairy sector supporting the growth in the agricultural economy of Sri Lanka

 

The PDIL has identified the following areas in order to encourage the dairy husbandry in Sri Lanka with an aim to increase the local milk production within a shortest possible period.

  1. Increasing cattle population in Sri Lanka by distributing female productive animals among farmers.
  2. Increase the productivity of animals by providing a proper quality feed.
  3. Training of dairy farmers on scientific animal husbandry concentrating on basic needs of animal such as housing, feeding and maintaining hygienic condition and, upgrading animals etc.
  4. Purchase end-product of the dairy farmers (fresh milk) at an attractive rate not less than the rate determine by the Government.
  5. Arranging milk collection net work (establishing milk collecting centers and chilling tanks) in the areas where milk collecting is not functioning. Paying an incentive for producing quality milk.
  6. Processing of milk products such as sterilized milk, Pasteurized Milk, Butter, Ice Cream, Yoghurt and powdered Milk to meet the local requirement.

In order to achieve the above objectives, PDIL has initiated a dairy project in the district of Moneragala in the Uva Province.


 

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