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INTRODUCTION Our college coordinator Mrs. Pinky Agarwal organized anindustrial visit to Katraj Dairy on the 5 th of February 2011. It was a verywell organized day trip to the dairy. Where we got a chance to study thevarious steps and procedures involved in the purification of milk and themanufacturing of various milk products. KATRAJ DAIRY- PAST TO PRESENT Katraj Dairy was incorporated in 1960 with an intension of providing an organized facility of milk collection for the village levelfarmers situated in Pune district. Katraj Dairy started with milk collectionof about 0.30 lakh (30.000) liters per day in the first year of operation andtoday, has steadily grown to over 1.50 lakh (0.15 million) liters per dayand has a financial turnover of over Rs.150 crores (US$ 33 million).Katraj Dairy has achieved ISO 9001:2000 & HACCPcertification from DNV in Oct. 2006 & maintained. In Oct. 2009 Dairyh a s a c h i e v e d I S O 9 0 0 1 : 2 0 08 & HA C C P 2 0 0 6 D u t c h S t a n d a

r d f r o mDr. Norskey Veritus.Katraj Dairy with its eight chilling plants and 12 BMC spreadalmost all over the district has an installed milk handling capacity of over 5 lakh (0.50 million) liters per day. The main plant of Katraj is equippedw i t h m o d e r n P a s t e u r i z e r , h o m o g e n i z e r , C r e a m s e p a r a t o r , G h e e p r o c e s s i n g , a u t o ma t i c p a c k i n g o f mi l k a n d mi l k p r o d u c t s a n d o t h e r q u a l i t y t e s t i n g d e v i c e s a n d w e l l e q u i p p e d l a b s . Ka t r a j Da i r y h a s a n installed processing capacity of 2 lakh (0.2 million) liters per day.Katraj dairy manufactures / Distributes milk and milk productslike Pasteurized/ HomogenizedCow milk, Toned milk, Double tonedmilk, Standardized Milk, Full cream milk, Cow & Buffalo Cream andGhee, Shrikhand, Amrakhand, Malai Paneer, Dahi, Flavored Milk, Lassi,Jeera Tak, Table Butter, Milk Powder, Softy Ice cream, pedha, Khoa andin the near future plans to introduce sterilized milk in 200ml bottle andhard ice-cream with different flavors in different pack sizes.All these products are available at Katraj owned parlors atvarious locations in Pune City and through appointed distributors andretailing circuits. Very soon, Katraj plans to introduce an online orderingsystem for its distributors/ retailers and consumers.Katraj products have been in use in thousands of homes in Punes i n c e 1 9 6 1 . K a t r a j M i l k , K a t r a j G h e e , K a t r a j S h r i k h a n d , K a t r a j Amrakhand, Katraj Lassi, Katraj Jeera tak (buttermil k), Katraj creamhave made Katraj a leading food brand in Western Maharashtra. TodayKatraj is a symbol of high-quality milk products sold at reasonable prices,t h e g e n e s i s o f a v a s t c o o p e r a t i v e n e t w o r k t r i u m p h o f i n d i g e n o u s technology, the marketing savvy of a farmers' organization.