Central Dairy, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai – 600 051
Central Dairy is situated in North Chennai and Commissioned during January 1963 (20.01.1963) at a total cost of Rs.44/- Lakhs to Process and Sell Milk to the city consumers. The foundation was laid on 15.10.1959 by Shri.S.K.Patil, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Government of India. The Plant and Machineries was gifted by the Government of New Zealand under Colombo plan. Central Dairy started the operations under the control of Madras Milk Dairy Project which was converted as Dairy Development Department under the control of Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development Department. Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development is also the Registrar of Milk Co-operatives. The Tamilnadu Dairy Development Corporation was formed under Companies Act on 01.07.1972 and taken over the Dairy Units, Transport and other commercial activities of Dairy Development Department. Madurai Dairy was taken over by Tamilnadu Dairy Development Corporation w.e.f. 01.07.1974. Tamilnadu Dairy Development Corporation has given birth to TCMPF Ltd. (The Tamilnadu Co-Operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited) Act on 01.01.1981 on the “Amul” Pattern of National Dairy Development Board.
The Amul Pattern consists of three tiers:
- Village level Producers ’ Co-operative Society
- District Level Milk Co-operative Producers’ Union
- State Level Apex Federation.
Central Dairy was erected to handle 1.0 Lakh Litres per day in bottles and later converted to Production of sachets w.e.f. 1997. Present handling capacity is 4.5 Lakh Litres per day, despatches 3.20 Lakh Litres.
Dairy is equipped with latest Processing Plant, Homogenizer, Integrated Refrigeration System, CIP System and High Speed Pouch Filling Machines. The Dairy caters the milk needs of North, Central and parts of South Chennai. The distributions spread from Ponneri to Mylapore in Chennai City. The Dairy is equipped with latest Effluent Treatment Plant to handle 4.5 Lakh Litres per day. The Effluent Treatment Plant functions as per the norms of the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board and Treated Effluent Water is being utilized for Agriculture and Garden purpose within the Dairy and also to the Fodder Farm of the Dairy Development Department.
"TCMPF IS COMMITTED TO SUPPLY MILK, AND MILK PRODUCTS OF QUALITY AT COMPETITIVE PRICE TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE CUSTOMERS AND TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE AND CUSTOMER DELIGHT".
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