Dudhsagar Dairy



1960 Mehsana Milk Union was registered on 8th November 1960 under the leadership of its Founder Late Shri Mansinhbhai P Patel with a fund of Rs. 5232/- and procurement of Average 3300 Litres of milk per day of 11 Village Milk Co-operative societies.
1961 Started supplying milk to Ahmedabad Municipal Dairy
1962 Shri Mansinhbhai was appointed in the working committee for Co-operative Dairies and Animal Breeding program of Government of India during the third five year plan
1963 Foundation Stone laying of Dairy Plant Building, Dudhsagar Dairy
1964 Establishment of Vihar Chilling Center
1965 Late Shri Morajibhai Desai, the then Finance Minister of Government of India inaugurated the first Powder plant and Pasteurization plant with capacity of 90000 liter
1966 Shri Mansinhbhai attended the 17th International Dairy Conference

  • Mobile Veterinary Clinics started
  • First order of 750 MT milk powder from Indian Army
  • Distribution of fresh and pasteurized milk started for public of Mehsana city
1967 Visit of Dairy Plant by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, Then Prime Minister of India on 3 October 1967

  • Establishment of Milk Chilling Centre at Kheralu
  • Launch of “Dudhsagar Patrika”
  • Commencement of transportation of milk to Delhi
1969 Inauguration of Cattle Feed Factory at Boriavi by the then Chief Minister Shri Hitendrabhai Desai
1970 Demise of Shri Mansinhbhai P Patel, Founder Chairman on 30 September 1970

  • Initiation of the expansion project on 4 November 1970
  • Launch of production of Baby Food with ISI Mark
1971 Foundation Stone laying of Mansinhbhai Institute of Training (MIT) on 14 January 1971

  • Procurement of 254000 litres of milk on 14-01-1971 which was two and a half times more than the plant capacity
1972 Establishment of second Powder Plant

  • Commencement of Marketing of Milk products under the Brand name of “Sagar” in Mumbai and other large cities.
  • Celebration of 11th anniversary on 24, 1972 in presence of Sir Richard Tehan, Chairman of International Dairy Federation and Marketing Head of U.K. Milk
1973 Foundation stone laying of Milk Chilling Centre at Hansapur (Patan)

  • Commencement of Purchase of cow milk on equivalent fat basis.
  • Establishment of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation
  • Unveiling of statue of Late Shri Mansinhbhai P Patel on 4/10/1973 by Shri Morajibhai Desai
1974 Commissioning of new Powder Plant

  • Introduction of Group Insurance Scheme for members
1975 Establishment of Cattle breeding centre (Pashu Samwardhan Kendra) at Jagudan

  • Establishment of Milk Chilling Centre at Kadi
1976 Establishment of Milk Chilling Centre at Harij
1977 Introduction of Cattle insurance scheme

  • Inception of Banas Dairy under support and guidance of Dudhsagar Dairy
1978 Packaging of milk in poly propylene packaging (milk pouch)

  • Organization of Calf rally in villages
1979 Milk processing capacity of the dairy increased to 4.5 lakh litres per day
1980 Inception of Wireless in Mobile Veterinary Clinics for treatment of animals
1981 Commencement of Cattle Feed plant (Sagardan) at Ubkhal

  • Opening of offices of Cooperative services and Animal health at various milk chilling centers
1982 Expansion of Dairy plant capacity due to very high increase in milk procurement
1983 Conferment of gold medal to Dudhsagar dairy from Institute of Defense & National Character, Delhi

  • Construction of new Office building and Staff quarters
1984 Organization of Animal fair

  • Commissioning of fourth Milk Powder Plant
1985 Introduction of Savings Scheme for the benefit of members

  • Field Progeny Testing program in Mehsana Buffalo
1989 Increase in cow milk by 59%
1991 Procurement of 11.94 lakh litres of milk on 31st January 1991; highest milk procurement in a day in India
1992 Packaging of 500 Grams Ghee in poly propylene packaging (Ghee Pouches)
1993 Commissioning of Sweetened Condensed Milk plant; the only plant in cooperative dairy sector manufacturing SCM all over India as on to date

  • Number of Member Milk Societies increased to 1000
1998 Conferment of “Shrimati Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini” award to Shri Motibhai Chaudhari for Women Empowerment
2000 Accreditations of ISO and HACCP

  • Introduction of Bulk Milk Coolers at village level for clean milk production
2001 Launch of “Sagar Sfurti” flavored milk in market
2003 Introduction of Mass Deworming programme in cattle and buffalos
2004 Foundation Stone laying of Dudhmansagar Dairy, Manesar
2005 Demise of Shri Motibhai Chaudhari

  • Re-launch of Dudhsagar Patrika, in-house publication
  • Introduction of policy on milk quality
2006 Protest for increase in allocation of gas

  • Commissioning of Dudhmansagar Dairy, Manesar plant
  • Introduction of Dairy visits for women members
  • Introduction of uniforms for employees of Village level Dairy Cooperative Societies
2007 Number of installed Bulk milk Coolers in villages crossed 100

  • Introduction of Fertility Improvement Program for Infertile dairy animals
2008 Accreditation of ISO certification in 85 village level cooperative societies
2009 Re-launching of Painting schemes for buildings of dairy cooperative societies

  • 100% increase in contribution of Animal Insurance Premium
  • Number of Artificial Insemination centers increased to 508
  • Benefit to 40,000 women members under Sagar Darshan Scheme
2010 Golden Jubilee Year

  • Involvement of all Member Cooperative Milk Societies in the celebration of milk day
  • Introduction of Animal Identification Scheme for all dairy animals
  • Introduction of Dudhmansagar Dairy tour programme
  • Introduction of Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme for Milk producer members
2011 Milk procurement of 800000 litres of milk per day from Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab states for processing in Dudhmansagar Dairy Manesar, Haryana and its marketing and distribution in Delhi/NCR

  • Construction of the State of the art green field dairy project ; Dudhmotisagar Dairy at Dharuheda, Haryana with a processing capacity of 30,000 lakh litres per day
  • Establishment of “Mansinhbhai Institute of Food And Dairy Technology” (MIDFT)for providing a degree course in Bachelor of Technology (Dairy Technology) with 32 students in the first batch & 14 girls in the first batch
2012 Launch of Sterilized and homogenized milk in specialized pouch packing in the brand name of Sagar Moti & Amul Moti with a shelf life of 30 days & 90 days respectively without refrigeration

  • Inauguration of Cattle feed plant at Jagudan with manufacturing capacity of 1000 metric ton per day by Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat State, Shri Narendrabhai Modi
  • Launch of high fat “Amul Diamond” milk
  • Inauguration of Dudhmotisagar Dairy with a processing capacity of 30 lakh litres per day by the then Minister of Agriculture, Shri Sharad Pawar, Govt. of India in presence of Shri Buphendra Singh Huda, Chief Minister of Haryana State
  • Foundation Stone laying for Conversion of Milk Chilling Centre to fully fledged dairy plant at Hansapur (Patan) by Shrimati Anandiben Patel, Revenue Minister, Govt. of Gujarat
2013 Conversion of Milk Chilling centre into Dudhvidhyasgar Dairy at Kadi

  • Inauguration of Dr. V Kurien Academic Centre
  • Inauguration of new canteen building in Dairy premises, Mehsana on 26/1/2013
  • Mass Tree Plantation program on 15th august in all villages of Mehsana Milk Shed area
  • Conversion of Milk Chilling centre at Hansapur into Dudhsagar dairy Patan
  • Establishment of Mehsana Buffalo Breeder’s Association
  • Commissioning of a new SCM plant at Mehsana with 20 metric tons per day
2014 Unveiling of Statue of Late Shri Motibhai Chaudhari at Dudhmotisagar Dairy and Inauguration of Dudhmotisagar Bhavan by Shri Radhamohan Singh, Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of India on 3rd July 2014

  • Launch of 200ml Ghee Pouch packing
2015 Introduction of Special Cattle feed for buffalos (Sagar Bhains Dan)

Dudhsagar Patrika

Dudhsagar Patrika is a magazine published by Dudhsagar Dairy which provides activity updates of Dudhsagar Dairy and learning on Dairy Farming, Cattle Feed, Animal Husbandry, Women Empowerment etc.


Dudhsagar Dairy,
Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd.
Post Box No.1,
Gujarat 384 002,
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