Mother Dairy

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Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable.
IndustryDairy, Pulses, Fruits and Vegetables, Vegetable Oil
Founded1974; 45 years ago (1974)
HeadquartersSector-1, ,
Key people
Sanjeev Khanna (Managing Director)
ProductsSee Products
  • Mother Dairy
  • Safal
  • Dhara
  • Dailycious
Revenue7,000 crore (US$970 million)
Number of employees

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd is an Indian company that manufactures, markets and sells milk, milk products and other edible products.[1] Its milk products include cultured products, ice cream, paneer and ghee under the Mother Dairy brand. The company also sells edible oils, fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables, and processed food like fruit juices, jams, pickles etc. Mother Dairy was founded in 1974, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).


Mother Dairy was commissioned in 1974 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board {NDDB}. It was an initiative under Operation Flood, a dairy development program aimed at making India a milk sufficient nation. Mother Dairy sources a significant part of its requirement of liquid milk from dairy cooperatives and village level farmer centric organizations.

The company originally focused on Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR). It later expanded to other regions in India.

Brands and subsidiaries[edit]

The company sells milk products under the "Mother Dairy" brand.

Safal is the fruit and vegetable arm of Mother Dairy. It operates a large number of fruit and vegetable stores in the NCR, and also has a significant presence in Bengaluru. Safal also has a plant in Bengaluru, which produces around 23000 MT of aseptic fruit pulp and concentrates annually. It supplies to food processing companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Unilever, Nestle etc. Safal also has a presence across 40 countries viz., USA, Europe, Russia, Middle East, Asia and Africa and exports Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (Grapes, Banana, Gherkin, Onion, etc.), Fruit Pulp & Concentrate, Frozen Fruits & Vegetables, etc.[citation needed]

Mother Dairy is also present into edible oils segment under the brand name Dhara, which was launched under the Operation Golden Flow program of NDDB.