Gokul milk brand in search of a pan-India footprint

Gokul milk brand in search of a pan-India footprint


Kolhapur, Sep 30: In search of a growth, Gokul, a milk brand from Maharashtra, will soon expand its footprint to the other states too.

In rare business move, Gokul, a Kolhapur based co-operative milk association, takes its next organic step- a pan-India presence. The decision was taken in the annual general meeting of the Kolhapur District Co-operative Milk Association, the makers of ‘Gokul’ milk brand, on Sunday.

The resolution to expand its operation in other states of the country was passed by a voice vote in the annual general meeting despite the strong opposition from MLAs and MLCs of different political parties like Congress, Nationslist Congress Party and Shiv Sena. The meeting, which was held at Gokul premises in Tarabai Park area of the city this afternoon, had garnered a lot of political attention since last few days.

Soon after the start of the meeting, the resolution to expand the operations of the Gokul dairy in different states of the country was passed by 'voice vote' within three minutes amidst noisy scenes by the opponents of the resolution, leading to throwing of chappals (sandals) during the meet.

The ruling faction, led by former MLC Mahadevrao Mahadik and district Congress president P N Patil, passed the proposal, while NCP MLA Hasan Mushrif, Shiv Sena MLA Chandradeep Narke, Congress MLC Satej Patil, Sena leader Sanjay Mandlik, Pravin Patil and their supporters opposed it.

Both groups were trying to use Gokul to flex their muscles in the run-up to upcoming state assembly and Lok Sabha elections. (PenNews with input from UNI)