Milk is the most essential consumption product for humans. Dairy sector contributes 4% to India’s GDP. Dairy market in India is valued at Rs 9,168 Cr in 2018. India is the leading producer and consumer of dairy products since 1998. Dairy tech startups are gaining prominence in India. Startups in the dairy industry caters to needs like improving milk quality, organic farming, dairy farm management and more. Almost every dairy company in India has some unique aspect to claim for. They promote innovation in milk production so as to better the quality of the daily utility. Know more about the leading dairy companies in India:
Amul (Since 1946)
Amul is the largest food brand of India. Based in Anand, Gujarat, the co-operative dairy company is managed by Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. The company processes 320 Lakh litres of milk per day. Amul made India the largest producer of milk and milk products.
Mother Dairy (Since 1974)
Organized to revolutionize milk production in rural India, Mother Dairy today is one of the leading contributors to India’s dairy industry. Headquartered in Noida, UP, Mother Dairy is a wholly owned subsidy of the National Dairy Development Board. The company processes 3.2 Mn litres of milk everyday.
Parag Milk Foods (Since 1992)
Parag Milk Foods is the largest producer of cow ghee in India under its brand Govardhan. The company is based in Mumbai. The company is also India’s second largest producer of cheese under its brand Go. Parag Milk Foods procures 1.2 Mn litres of milk every day.
Milma Milk (Since 1980)
Kerala’s own Milma Milk is a key contributor to dairy sector. Milma’s Official name is ‘Kerala Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation’. It is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram. Milma produces 12.5 Lakh litres of milk per day. Milk products & cattle feeds are the key products.
Karnataka Milk Federation(Since 1974)
Sells products such as pedha, paneer, curds and milk. KMF is headquartered in Bengaluru. KMF is the second largest milk co-operative in India after AMUL. It has 14 milk unions throughout the Karnataka State.
Milkbasket (Since 2015)
Milkbasket is one of the leading and innovative startups in the dairy industry. The company offers doorstep retail solutions. Milkbasket is headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana. Delivers dairy products at your doorstep free of charge. Milkbasket is India’s first and largest daily micro-delivery service.