In a significant move, the State Government has decided to hand over Nagpur-based Government Milk Scheme (Dairy) to Mother Dairy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) of India. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting attended by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and concerned officials. At present, the Government Milk Dairy, spread over 28-acre land in Seminary Hills, is non-functional. The machineries in the milk plant are getting soiled due to closing down of the dairy. Hence the decision was taken to hand over the Government Dairy to Mother Dairy. The move is also aimed at providing benefits to farmers, boosting milk products and upgradation of technology.
The Government Milk Dairy was suffering financial losses following a number of disputes and ultimately was closed down.
Mother Dairy, manufactures, markets & sells milk and milk products including cultured products, ice creams, paneer and ghee under the Mother Dairy brand. The Company also has a diversified portfolio with products in edible oils, fruits & vegetables, frozen vegetables, processed food like fruit juices, jams, pickles etc. It was set up in 1974, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).