Milk is a complete balanced food that provides complete nutrition in a balanced proportion and is rich in fats, milk proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Milk is a liquid and therefore requires a container at every stage of movement from the cow to the consumer.
The various types of packaged milk include full cream, skimmed, toned, double-toned etc., depending on the fat content and milk solids content of the milk.
The Indian dairy market recorded a CAGR of 13% during 2010-2016. The factors which have contributed to this growth are increasing population, rising disposable incomes, health consciousness among the consumers, government initiatives, etc. As a result of these, the market is further expected to reach a value of more than INR 16,000 Billion by 2022. This facilitates the development of new technologies and ensures a high quality product.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Ajinkya Milk Processing Ltd.
· Amrut Industries Ltd.
· Bhagyalaxmi Dairy Farms Pvt. Ltd.
· Bhole Baba Milk Food Inds. Ltd.
· Chanakya Dairy Products Ltd.
· Creamline Dairy Products Ltd.