On July 26, 2023, Prof. V. K. Ramachandran, Vice Chairman, State Planning Board visited the Malabar Milma regional office at Peringolam, Kozhikode. The field visit is part of efforts to study and understand the challenges facing the expansion of dairying in the Malabar region. The Union Chairman greeted the Honourable Vice Chairman at the Milma regional headquarters. There was an official reception followed by garlanding the statue of Dr. Verghese Kurian. On the occasion, there was a detailed conversation with senior officials of Malabar Milma. He also visited the Mananthavadi milk society, the Karakkamala milk society, and the Wayanad dairy in Kalpetta. The Vice Chairman also spent time in visiting the "Gabriel farm," a dairy farm in Karakkamala, where he had discussions with the farm owners.