Industrial Visit to Mother Dairy
6th November 2017
CSI Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organised an industrial visit to “Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd”, Patparganj plant on 6th November 2017. Fifty students of CSE and IT Department along with faculty member Ms Divya visited the plant.
The objective of the visit was to make the students aware about the functioning of a multi voluminous organisation.
Mother Dairy Plant was commissioned in 1974 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It was an initiative under Operation Flood, the world's biggest dairy development program launched to make India a milk sufficient nation.
The team was welcomed by the coordinator and he introduced the team to the plant. He briefed students the requirements of the product manufactured by them (the particular plant only manufactured token milk). The milk manufactured at the organization can be divided into various categories, the classification and the subdivision is done on the basis of the fat content of the milk.
He then explained the production of the milk. The process was divided into 12 parts. The first part is the procurement procedure, which includes collection of milk from dairy owners from all over the country. Out of the aforementioned the most important steps were that of Clarification, Purification, Homogenization and Pasteurisation. He then went on to explain the benefits of homogenized milk over non-homogenized milk i.e. how the fat particles are broken into smaller particles and mixed evenly throughout the liquid. The conclusion of the briefing was with a video that gave the detailed explanation of the process of production of milk. The video elaborated on the steps of production of the milk. In a very crisp form the video educated about the efforts taken by the organization to make sure the products are crafted in supremely hygienic and advanced environments.
The visit then proceeded to the more practical aspect where he took the students to give them a peek on the real time scenario of the plant. The plant works with a complete mechanised system. The machines are connected thoroughly through stainless steel pipes. The set of machines are divided into units in order to increase their efficiency and to make the maintenance of the plant easy and hassle free. Every operation in question can be monitored and manipulated through the systems at the backend, including the cleaning of the machines.
The coordinator of the visit, also gave students an example of how the tests yield results by showing how milk adulterated with detergent and urea changes colour under the scanner.
The visit proved to be beneficial for all students giving them a truly enriching on site view.