Chairman’s Statement

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to present the 25th Annual Report of Vidya Dairy before you. When I retrospect the activities of Vidya Dairy during the year 2022-23, I am pleased to share that the performance of Vidya Dairy had been outstanding as per its mandate. We are aware that effective dairy development depends upon our concerted endeavor towards the education, research, extension and training. Professionally competent and committed group manages Vidya Dairy, which is contributing towards achieving its unique status at all levels. This includes TQM activity to inculcate the implications of Quality, Productivity and Sensitivity towards the efficient use of energy having eco-friendly environment and newer production technologies among the students of fourth year B. Tech. (Dairy Technology) of SMC College of Dairy Science, Anand. During the year 2022-23, we had provided versatile training of dairy business to 68 students in various areas like production, Quality, Maintenance, Finance, Marketing, etc. Vidya Dairy received plethora of awards this year too. I appreciate the efforts of Vidya Dairy team for such an achievement, congratulate them and wish that they continue with such winning spree. The awards received by Vidya Dairy is as follows:

• 1st Runner up prize in All India Kaizen Competition 2021-22 by Baroda Productivity Council in the Category of Energy.

• “Appreciation award” in Ice cream Hoshin meeting for contribution towards new product development and ice cream supply chain.

• “Certificate of Merit” by South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) for the year 2021 for best presented Annual Reports in the category ‘Non - Governmental Organizations (including NPOs)’.

• “Certificate & Trophy” won by Vidya Dairy team for securing 1st position at 17th National Dairy Products’ Judging Contest under the category dairy/food industries.

• “Certificate & Trophy” won by Shri Meghraj Raj, Officer (Q.A.) for securing 1st position at 17th National Dairy Products’ Judging Contest for individual contestant under industry category.

Vidya Dairy had developed several novel dairy products:

• 12 new varieties of ice creams for International Scooping Parlour and these varieties were presented in GCMMF Hoshin meeting and accomplished commercial production of total 15 country specific ice creams.

• Amul Pro ice cream using AMUL Pro malt base powder. This flavor is popular in South India. R&D was carried out using AMUL Pro powder along with cashew nut. The ice cream was approved by GCMMF and was launched as “Choco Maltino” Ice cream.

I am happy to note that, during the year 2022-23, Vidya Dairy had achieved following milestones.

• 12.17% growth in the turnover of 329.25 crores for the year 2022-23 as against 293.53 crores for the year 2021-22.

• 16.49% growth in milk throughput of 1,98,231 lpd for the year 2022-23 as against 1,70,170 lpd for the year 2020-21.

• 49.72% growth in Cheddar cheese production of 3156t for the year 2022-23 as against 2108 t for the year 2021-22.

• 5.07% growth in Ice cream production of 4788 kl for the year 2022-23 as against 4557 kl for the year 2021-22.

I am delighted to note that vidya dairy took an initiative to offer training programmes considering the recent requirements of the dairy industry. From April, 2022 to March, 2023 Vidya Dairy had offered 47 short term training programmes and had trained 1,110 candidates. Since 2004 Vidya Dairy had conducted 642 short term training programmes and trained 12,585 personnel of the Dairy Industry from India and abroad.

I am wishing the entire team of Vidya Dairy, the Students, Faculty members of SMC College of Dairy Science and the prominent institutions like NDDB, GCMMF, AMUL, Kamdhenu University etc. for their unstinted support and co-operation towards Vidya Dairy to grow from strength to strength.

I sincerely thank the Board of Directors for their guidance and my colleagues of Vidya Dairy for their unstinted co-operation. I heartily congratulate all my colleagues for their collective hard work and fruitful contribution which has resulted in the desired performance of Vidya dairy.

Dr. Atanu Jana