Dairy products are the most essential products in any Indian household. Whether it comes to butter, Ghee (Clarified butter), milk, Paneer (Cottage cheese), cream, cheese, ice cream or even flavored milk products, they are always loaded in most Indian homes.
Milk is one of the most common dairy products that Indians all over the world need on a daily basis. While there are a number of dairy companies in the country, some of them top the list when it comes to quality and freshness. A number of Indians are vegetarians and they depend on their dairy products for protein. This is one of the main reasons why you should always buy your dairy products from a reputed brand. Here’s a list of the top dairy brands in India.
10. Dudhsagar Dairy
Dudhsagar Dairy is one of the most famous companies in Gujarat. Ever since their establishment in 1963, they have been at the forefront of milk products such as ghee, milk, yoghurt, milk powder, flavored milk and ice cream. Dudhsagar Dairy is also called Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. The Dudhsagar dairy head office is situated at Mehsana located in Gujarat.
Dudhsagar Dairy is known to be the largest dairy in Asia. They are known to collect milk almost from over 4,500,000 milk suppliers across 1150 villages. Dudhsagar Dairy is ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14000:2004 and ISO 22000:2005 certified. It is known to be one of the most environmental friendly industries in the country.
MILMA is one of the leading dairy companies in South India. Handled by The Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), this company is more commonly known as MILMA. The brand is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram and was established in 1980. Since then MILMA has been delivering milk to a large number of people.
According to a recent survey in 2014, MILMA has 8 lakhs farmers delivering milk to them on a daily basis. This is one of the few brands that not only focuses on delivering good quality dairy products, but also looks into the welfare of the farmers on the region.
Aavin is one of the best known milk producers in Tamil Nadu. Aavin was established in 1958. Some of their main dairy products include full cream milk, toned milk, ghee, flavored milk, butter and cheese. The headquarters of Aavin is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Aavin literally translates to ‘cow’s milk’ procures milk on a daily basis, processes it and sells it to consumers. Their variety of milk includes toned milk, standardized milk, double toned milk and full cream milk.
7. Dynamix Dairy
Dynamix Dairy is one of the leading dairy brands in India that has been functional since 1995. They have a number of dairy products that are manufactured on a daily basis. Apart from the basic milk and yogurt, Dynamix Dairy also produces cheese, infant food, flavored milk and yogurt drinks. With the number of side effects that aerated drinks have, Dynamix Dairy is doing a great job by convincing people to try out something fresh and healthy instead.
6. Karnataka Co-Operative Milk Federation (KMF)
The Karnataka Co-Operative Milk Federation is one of the most established dairy product organizations in India. Their range of products includes curd, toned milk, ghee, lassi, ice cream, milk powder and chocolates. They make over 50 dairy products and their head office is located in Bangalore. It collects milk from various farmers and sells it under the brand of Nandini. After Amul, the Karnataka Co-Operative Milk Federation is known to be the one of the biggest dairy production companies in India.
5. Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Ltd. (APDDCF)
APDDCF is one of the leading dairy companies that are established in Hyderabad. The brand has been in the market since 1960 and is known to deliver some of the best quality milk, curd, ghee and paneer which are in high demand not only in South India but all over the country. While it is sold under the name of APDDCF in Kerala, it is more popularly known as Vijaya in other parts of the country.
4. Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED)
The Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation is one of the best known dairy makers in the country. It was established in 1985 and specializes in ghee, toned milk, cheese, curd, butter, lassi and ice cream. The head office for Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation is located in Bhubaneshwar.
3. Kwality Limited
Kwality Limited is an organic dairy company that focuses on delivering some of the highest quality dairy products to people across the country. The brand is has its plant in Delhi, but is famous all over the country. They are also a well known brand for ice creams.
2. Mother Dairy
Mother Dairy is one of the leading dairy brands in India that is known to sell some of the best dairy products across the nation. They have 6 plants in various parts of the country and are mainly focused on milk, butter, curd, ice cream and lassi. While there are a number of brands available in the market, Mother Dairy is one of the most trusted brands for milk and other dairy products.
Amul needs no introduction. It is without doubt the number one dairy product manufacturer in India. Established in 1946, the main products of the company are butter, milk, milk powder, ghee, paneer and chocolate. The headquarters for Amul is located at Anand in Gujarat.