• INDIAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION (WEST ZONE)

About IDA (WEST ZONE)

Indian Dairy Association ( West Zone ) is one of the four zonal branches of the Indian Dairy Association with its area of operation spread over the states of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and UT’s of Diu and Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. IDA (WZ) has its office at Mumbai whereas the Gujarat State Chapter is located at Anand.

The States & UT’s in West Zone produce more than 23% of India’s total annual milk production of 176.35 million tons (2017-18).

The states of West Zone are the Torch Bearers of the Dairy Development in India.

The Co-operative movement of milk producers started in Gujarat and the development of ‘Anand Pattern’ of Milk Co-opeartives paved the way for the world’s largest Dairy Development Program, “Operation Flood”. This unique program launched by the National Dairy Development Board at Anand created "A White Revolution – a milk revolution".

The popular milk and milk product brands Amul, Gokul, Gowardhan, Prabhat, Mahananda, Sugam, Sumul, Sagar, Katraj, S.R.Thorat, Govind, Dynamix, Sneh, Uttam, Vikas, Kanhaiyya and the dairy equipment manufacturers GEA Process Engineering, GOMA, IDMC, KK Cans, Nichrome and Zeuzer Engineering are some of the institutional members of IDA (West Zone). The institutional members also include the esteemed organizations, National Dairy Development Board, National Co.op. Milk Federation of India, IRMA, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Gujarat Co.op Milk Marketing Federation, Madhya Pradesh Sahakari Dugdh Mahasangh, Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Dudh Mahasangh Maryadit and many others.

Objectives of IDA

To provide opportunities for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and ideas gained from experiments and experience through meetings, conferences, seminars and for collaboration between persons and/or institutions interested in research & planning and those in production, processing and marketing. To practice and promote a high standard of objectivity, scientific expertise and technical proficiency. To encourage and promote scientific research and development related to dairying To promote and participate in every way the rational and economic development of dairy science, industry and farming in the country in association with cooperatives, industry, or any other organization, national or international, having similar aims and objectives. To assume any responsibility or functions when asked to do so, on behalf of Government towards the advancement of dairying. To collaborate with societies, associations, or any other organization, national or international, having similar aims and to participate in meetings held in India or abroad centered around similar objectives. To promote standards (qualitatively and otherwise) and to foster the growth of the dairy industry in general and for the purpose engage in consultancy activities, set up laboratories and do such like or other things as are necessary for the purpose.

IDA Zones & State Chapters

The IDA's Head Quarter is in Delhi and the zonal branches are in Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. It also has State Chapters in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh

The zonal bodies and State Chapters too have committees on the line of CEC and have similar functions. The Zonal Bodies/State Chapters are headed by Chairman to function on the lines of the role of the President vis-à-vis CEC. The Zonal bodies/ State Chapters also conduct conference, seminars and workshops at the Zonal and State levels. They also, from time to time, hold All India Dairy Industry Conferences on behalf of the CEC. According to the constitution, the zonal bodies and the State Chapters are independent resource centres. The difference between the CEC and the zonal bodies/State Chapters are that the CEC functions at the national level whereas the zonal bodies and the State Chapters function at the zonal and state levels, respectively. Established in 1948, Indian Dairy Association (IDA) is the apex body of the dairy industry in India. The members are from the cooperatives, MNCs, corporate bodies, private institutions, educational institutions, government and public sector units. IDA functions very closely with the dairy producers, professionals & planners, scientists & educationists, institutions and organisations associated with the development of dairying in India. The IDA since has a history of around six decades now, it has had the privilege of being headed by several Presidents and some of them were of national and international fame. The luminaries like Sardar Datar Singh, Dr. K.C. Sen, Dr. Z.R. Kothawalla, Dr. D.N. Khurody, Dr. V. Kurien, Dr. P. Bhattacharya were the past presidents of the IDA. IDA has been providing a common forum to knit the dairy fraternity together and thus, over the years, it has emerged as the reigning czarina of information. The Association is managed by an apex policy making body called the Central Executive Committee (CEC). The CEC is headed by President and supported by two Vice-Presidents and 19 Executive Committee Members.