AMUL pipped Mother Dairy to run Delhi Milk Scheme

Pashu Sandesh, 02 December 2018

In a close contest over the bid to operate the cash strapped Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS), the Dairy giant AMUL pipped Mother Dairy to bag the rights of operation for the next 30 years. The official announcement is yet to be made, however the inside sources say the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) brand AMUL out bid the Mother Dairy a slim margin of 0.10 crore. Mother Dairy bid a quote for 42.20 crore and AMUL 42.30 crore. 

DMS was started by the then president Rajendra Prasad in 1959 is a 25 acre facility with a processing capacity of 5 lakh litres of Milk per day through five milk collection centres and 566 milk booths in the Delhi NCR region. There are around 700 employees with the DMS who would be re employed with Dairy or would be given other duties. 

Over the years the DMS has accumulated a loss of over 900 crores and the yearly payment of 42.30 crores per year with an annual increment of 7% by the AMUL for the lease period of 30 years would infuse much needed funds for the Dairy operations of DMS.