MOTHER DAIRY CALCUTTA
MOTHER DAIRY CALCUTTA -a Government of West Bengal project, was started under Operation Flood II of National Dairy Development Board . It was set up initially to cater to the demand of the Kolkata urban agglomeration spread over the Kolkata Metropolitan area, approximately 852 sq kms. Mother Dairy is also reaching out to the consumers of other Districts. The commissioning of the Dairy started in July 1978 and the first Distribution vehicle loaded with milk sachets rolled out of the Dairy in the morning of 8th December 1978. Initially, the management of Mother Dairy was looked after by the National Dairy Development Board . On 24th March 1982 , the then Honourable Chief Minister Shri Jyoti Basu dedicated Mother Dairy Calcutta to the rural milk producers and urban milk consumers of West Bengal. From then onwards, the story of Mother Dairy is one of success after success. The growth of the Dairy continued unabated . Mother Dairy safeguards the interest of the rural milk producers by encouraging co-operative movement & marketing the surplus milk available from the villages, thus helping the milk producers to realize their own potential for organized endevour & the creation of more rural wealth in the shape of Anand Pattern as profounder by Dr. V.Kurian, The MilkMan of INDIA. In November 1996 , the management of Mother Dairy was taken over by West Bengal Cooperative Milk Product Federation Ltd.
It is selling Milk & Milk Products like Mishti Doi , Flavoured Yoghurt, Plain yoghurt, Paneer, Cow Ghee and Packaged Drinking Water. Now it has started diversifying its activity by selling the produce of other Cooperative, Unions of West Bengal and other States as Mother Dairy has a strong marketing network.
Under Operation Flood III in the year 1997, the processing capacity of the plant was increased from 400,000 litres per day to 600,000 litres per day.
In the year 2000, Mother Dairy Calcutta received ISO 9002 certification and in the year 2001 Mother Dairy received HACCP Certification. Our certification agency is internationally renowned D.N.V [DET NORSKE VERITAS, NETHERLANDS]. Mother Dairy has also receive Environment Excellence award [2000 to 2001]. In the year Oct 2003 Mother Dairy Calcutta received ISO 9001:2000 and the certification agency is SGS India Pvt. Ltd., a renowned London based Organization.ISO also revised to ISO 9001:2008.