Gujarat dairy cluster (Gujarat)


Gujarat is the fourth largest milk producing state in India. It has over three million milk producers organized under village-level milk cooperatives, and milk processing units (dairies) in every district. Most of these dairies are SMEs. Fresh milk is collected from various cooperatives; after grading, weighing, chilling and sampling, it is dispatched to the dairies where it is processed into packaged milk for distribution, as well as various milk-based products.

Products manufactured

Milk and milk-based products like butter, cheese, curd, ghee, paneer (cottage cheese), milk powders, ice cream, flavoured milk, sweets, etc.

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Furnace oil, natural gas, wood, Electricity

Production & turnover

10.3 million tonnes of milk (2012–13).

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (brand name ‘Amul’)
17 District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Unions
17,025 village-level cooperative societies

Cluster profile

Other resources

Source: Data pertains to 2010-11, collected primarily under the BEE-SME program

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