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.
Milk and milk-based products like butter, cheese, curd, ghee, paneer (cottage cheese), milk powders, ice cream, flavoured milk, sweets, etc.
Number of MSMEs
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
Source: Data pertains to 2010-11, collected primarily under the BEE-SME program