MOTHER DAIRY CALCUTTA AT DANKUNI
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 DairyDevelopment 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 as profounder by Dr. V.Kurian, The MilkMan of INDIA. In November 1996 , the management of Mother Dairy was taken over by West Bengal.
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 – 2001]. In the year 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.
PRESENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
|Chairman||The Minister In-charge Animal Resources Development Deptt. Govt. of W.B & Chairman,Mother Dairy Committee.Kolkata|
|Member||The Chairman WBCMPF Ltd which concerns their sections & Member, Mother Dairy Committee.Salt Lake City, Kolkata|
|Member||The Addl Chief Secretary Animal Resources Development Deptt, Govt of WB & Member, Mother Dairy Committee,Kolkata|
|Member||The Special Secretary Animal Resources Development Deptt, Govt of WB & Member, Mother Dairy Committee,Buildings, Kolkata|
|Member||The Managing Director WBCMPF Ltd & Member, Mother Dairy Committee, Salt Lake City,Kolkata|
|Member-Convener||Chief General Manager, Mother Dairy Calcutta|
MOTHER DAIRY CALCUTTA IS RICH IN HERITAGE AND TRADITION
|1.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first introduced Poly Pouch Milk in Eastern India [Specially at Kolkata ] in the year 1978.|
|2.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first introduced loose milk selling through automatic coin operated Booth first in Eastern India [Specially at Kolkata ] in the Year 1980.|
|3.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first introduced the Highly perishable cultured milk product like Mishti Doi and Yoghurts through pilferproof cup under sealed condition having 6 days self life under normal refrigeration breaking the tradition of selling this product through earthen pot.|
|4.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first introduced the cultured milk products in Eastern India in most of the domestic and international flights operating from Kolkata.|
|5.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first introduced cultured milk products in Eastern India in most of the trains specially in Rajdhani Express, Coromondal Express, Bombay Mail operating from Howrah and Sealdah.|
|6.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first received the National Productivity Award in the Eastern India Dairy Industries.|
|7.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first accredited the ISO 9001 : 2008 certification in the Eastern India Dairy Industry.|
|8.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first achieved the HACCP certificate in the Eastern Dairy Industry.|
|9.||Mother Dairy Calcutta has first received the Environment Excellence award [2000 – 2001] in the Eastern India Dairy Industry.|