November 2, 2012
Amul to start operations for Mumbai milk plant
Amul Dairy is preparing to commence operations for its milk plant in Mumbai, India, by December 2012.
"The construction of the plant started a year back and the plant is ready for commissioning. Amul Dairy will start the operations by the end of December," said sources in Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union.
The Mumbai plant will manufacture milk and other milk products such as dahi, ice-cream and butter milk. Amul Dairy already operates plants at Anand and Pune. Apart from this, it is also building one more plant at Kolkata.
"The dairy business in India is growing and milk procurement is also increasing. This year we expect milk procurement to be higher by 20%. As a result, the member dairies of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) are expanding their milk processing capacities," said a senior official of GCMMF, which owns and markets Amul brand of milk and milk products in India.
In addition to this, Sabarkantha District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Limited, also known as Sabar Dairy, is setting up new plant in Rohtak, Haryana.
Just a week ago, Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union or Dudhsagar Dairy set up a new dairy at Gurgaon in Haryana with three million liters per day capacity.