Amul Dairy

CategoryIndustry

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressAMUL Dairy, Popati Nagar, Anand, Gujarat

pincode388001

DistrictAnand

About Amul Dairy

Transportation

BY ROAD There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Anand.

BY RAIL You can easily get regular trains to Anand from other major cities of the country.

BY AIR Anand does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Vadodara Airport. Anand 35 km away Vadodara Airport (BDQ), Anand 65 km away Ahmedabad Airport (AMD), Ahmedabad, Gujarat

History

Amul Dairy and Chocolate Factory is a cooperative organization, jointly owned by over 3 million milk producers in Gujarat and is managed by Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF). The Amul Dairy was a result of the White Revolution in India, which in turn made India the largest producer of milk and milk products in the world.


Before the dairy was formed, small-scale milk producers had to travel a long way to deliver milk in individual containers, to the only existing dairy, Polson Dairy, and as a result the milk would get spoilt, especially in the heat. The government had ordered all the milk producers to deliver milk to Polson Dairy in Anand, and from there the milk was supplied to Bombay. The prices of buffalo and cow milk were randomly determined by the dairy, and the exploitive ways of the middle man angered the milk producers and they went on a strike. The farmers from the district approached Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who suggested them to start there own cooperation and supply milk directly to the Bombay Milk Scheme and that is how the Amul Dairy came into being.

Famous for

Anand Milk Union Limited (AMUL) means ‘amulya’ in Sanskrit, which signifies ‘purity.’ The reason behind establishing Amul Dairy and Chocolate Factory was to curb the exploitation and adulteration practiced by the middlemen. Started from a small town of Gujarat, Amul Dairy has extended over International Market like Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, China,Japan, and Australia.


Crowned as one of the largest milk producers of the world, Amul Dairy is the biggest and the celebrated vegetarian cheese brand of the world. Renowned as the largest food chain of India, Amul Dairy is the leading producers of chocolates, milk powder, cheese, and milk, milk products.


While on the factory trip, you can also visit some of the other interesting nearby attractions viz. Hanuman Temple, Dakor Temple and local market.

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Amul Dairy and the Chocolate Factory is between October and March, when the weather is cool and pleasant.

Best time to Go

There are no fixed timings to visit the Amul Dairy, as permission has to be required to visit.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Anand
    to
    Ahmedabad
    73km
  • Anand
    to
    Ambaji
    252km
  • Anand
    to
    Amreli
    361km
  • Anand
    to
    Bharuch
    109km
  • Anand
    to
    Bhavnagar
    242km
  • Anand
    to
    Bhuj
    427km
  • Anand
    to
    Dahod
    165km
  • Anand
    to
    Dwarka
    487km
  • Anand
    to
    Gandhinagar
    101km
  • Anand
    to
    Himmatnagar
    152km
  • Anand
    to
    Jamnagar
    343km
  • Anand
    to
    Junagadh
    358km
  • Anand
    to
    Mehsana
    147km
  • Anand
    to
    Morbi
    269km
  • Anand
    to
    Palanpur
    219km
  • Anand
    to
    Porbandar
    442km
  • Anand
    to
    Saputara
    247km
  • Anand
    to
    Somnath
    437km
  • Anand
    to
    Surat
    205km
  • Anand
    to
    Valsad
    272km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Anand and thier inquiry no. is, 02692253293

Nearest Railway Station is Anand and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Vadodara and thier inquiry no. is, 02652485356

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