The milk you drink in the comfort of your home has come a long way to get to you. The journey may be covered on foot, bullock carts, trucks, trains… and if it comes from abroad, even airplanes!
Cows reared in villages
produce most of the milk in the world.
This milk from individual
cows is locally collected by the village co-operatives and sent to the
From here the entire milk collected from the district is
transported by insulated trucks to a large dairy for processing.
Here the milk is pasteurized to destroy most pathogenic bacteria, homogenized to uniformly distribute fat in milk and made suitable for drinking.
Once processed, it is packed and sent off to the surrounding
towns and cities where it is further distributed to localities
and then to the shop where your mom buys it for you. In
all, the glass of milk in your hand has probably travelled hundreds of
kilometers to get to you!
All thanks to the network of
milk producers who organize the way it gets from the cow in
the village to you. Apart from making India self sufficient
in milk, these dairy co-operatives have established our country
as the largest milk-producing nation in the world!