Mother Dairy to invest Rs 750 crore in dairy, fruit processing plants

New units in Nagpur and Karnataka

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Mother Dairy’s portfolio includes milk, ice cream, paneer, and ghee under the flagship ‘Mother Dairy’ brand, as well as edible oils marketed under the ‘Dhara’ brand.

To amplify the company’s production capabilities and fortify its presence across key regions, the Delhi-headquartered Mother Dairy has announced plans to invest Rs 750 crore for establishing two dairy, fruit, and vegetable processing plants in Maharashtra and Karnataka . 

According to managing director Manish Bandlish of Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables, Rs 525 crore will be spend to build a state-of-the-art dairy facility in Nagpur, Maharashtra. This venture, aimed at the central and southern markets, is expected to have a processing capacity of 6 lakh liters of milk daily, expandable to 10 lakh liters per day. 

A fruit processing plant will also be inaugurated in Karnataka under its Safal brand, with an investment of over Rs 125 crore. Both ventures are anticipated to reach completion within a two-year time-frame.

Besides, the company will spend Rs 100 crore to enhance its current facilities. With nine company-owned processing plants for dairy and significant partnerships with third-party facilities, Mother Dairy boasts a total milk processing capacity exceeding 50 lakh liters per day.

Manish Bandlish said, “Both upcoming plants are expected to be completed in about two years. In addition to these new greenfield plants, we are  strengthening our capacities in our existing facilities with an outlay of around Rs 100 crore.”

Mother Dairy’s portfolio includes milk, ice cream, paneer, and ghee under the flagship ‘Mother Dairy’ brand, as well as edible oils marketed under the ‘Dhara’ brand. Its subsidiary, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has been pivotal in its evolution since its inception in 1974 under the ‘Operation Flood’ initiative.

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