Pashu Sandesh, 2nd August 2018
Banaskantha District CO-operative milk union Ltd. popularly known as Banas dairy, the biggest milk co operative of India in terms of production and turnover has recently deployed eight graduates from Indian institute of technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) to manage and expand its Indian and overseas market.
Commenting on the appointment of IIT graduates, chairman of Banas dairy Shankar Chaudhery said a blend of hard working team and technocrats makes the way of success easier. To utilize the potentials of technocrats for the progress of Banas Dairy we have appointed these IITians. He said I believe that, by the power of their knowledge these technocrats will take the dairy to new heights in coming time.
Founded in 1969, today Bansa Dairy is the biggest contributor of brand Amul, 25% of Amul products are produced by Banas dairy. With a membership of more than 3.5 lakh milk producers, a dedicated team of 4000 plus employees and a milk processing capacity of 78 lakh liter per day from its four processing plants, Banas dairy posted a turnover of Rs 8,200 crore in the last financial year. Above figures are sufficient to describe the position of Banas Dairy in Indian Dairy sector.
Apart from Gujarat the dairy has expanded its operations in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana also. Banas dairy back pays 86% of the revenue to the farmers, which is highest in the cooperative sector. Last year dairy made a payment of Rs 7000 crores to its milk producers. In addition to this Banas dairy holds the credit of owning the biggest cattle feed plant of Asia with a production capacity of 15000 metric tons per day.