Where To Find: Organic milk in India

70% of all milk is adulterated with ingredients that will make you jump out of your pants. Here’s where you can get organic milk in India.


Did you know India is the largest producer and consumer of milk? It has more than 304 million dairy cows catering to our need for that daily shot of coffee, tea or hot chocolate! Yet, as we urge everyone to “piyo glass full”, from babies to octogenarians, it is a shaking thought that 70% of all milk is adulterated –  with ingredients like sodium carbonate, urea, pulverized soap, starch, cane sugar, salt, contaminated water and buffalo milk. Adulteration is one of the biggest issues in the milk industry today – it increases shelf life, density or lactic content of the milk but reduces the nutritive value, induces stomach infections and other health problems.

If you care about what your cows eat before you eat what they produce, then you need to know a little bit about organic milk.

What is organic milk?

Organic milk is the milk produced by cows fed on fodder that is free of pesticides and fertilizer. The cows shouldn’t have got any dose of antibiotics or banned hormones that increase milk production. Also milk should be piped from the udders to the chilling and pasteurization units directly by automated systems. This ensures no hand contact that might lead to contamination. The cows are made to graze in open pastures rather than closed pens.

Good stuff, where do you get this milk?

A number of social enterprises and businesses today are engaged in bringing pure milk and dairy products. Here are some:

Wholly Cow

Wholly Cow is a brand that operates in Haryana and it’s products are distributed across various outlets in the Delhi – Gurgaon belt. Their cows are termed as Happy Cows as they are never tied and are always treated to soothing music at all times. They have a wide range of organic milk products like ghee, paneer, and dahi. They also have different milk varieties like skimmed, whole, toned and the lactose free version which is delivered from Grass to Glass as their tagline states. Visit the stores link to get the list of outlets selling these products.

Pride of Cows is a brand of Parag Milk Foods operating near Pune with a product portfolio that includes milk, skimmed milk powder, whole milk powder, ghee, processed cheese, butter, dahi, dairy whitener and gulab jamun mix. All these products are made available under the brand names Go and Gowardhan.  They deliver at various locations in and around Pune – Mumbai sector. The delivery areas are listed at http://www.prideofcows.com/delivery-area/

Dr Moo

Doctor Moo started by two ISB alumni states they are 100% Organic Nutritious Delicious Cow Milk. Ecocert has certified them as organic. Theya re available at select retail stores in Mumbai, alternatively you can call them at 9167640121/22 for home delivery.

Sarda Farms

Sarda Farms in the Nasik region is one step ahead they cater to all their services online. Right from change quantity, resume milk to pause milk supply everything is in your finger tip. They also provide raw milk along with pasteurized skimmed milk and pasteurized cow milk. They have a customer care as well to cater to our needs.

Astra Dairy Farm

Astra Dairy Farm has recently launched Farm Fresh cow milk to cater to its customers in Chennai. Currently they directly deliver home and aren’t available in any other outlet.  You can call them at +91 9840037106 or +91 444 2318424 to place your order. They claim they deliver farm fresh cow’s milk to your home in glass bottles with No growth hormones used.

Akshayakalpa  Farms caters to the Bangalore crowd. The cows in this farm are never tied and provided with rubber mats for comfort.  Milk from this brand is made available at various outlets in the silicon city. The comprehensive list is available at http://blog.akshayakalpa.org/2012/07/akshayakalpa-farm-chilled-cow-milk.html

Milk Companyin Gurgaon gives 100% assurance of purity, safety and freshness.  Call them at +91 8447744440 to place your order.

You could try any of these brands and toast to a healthy morning drink. Ensure your swill has its purity mark.


  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A writer with a love for words who indulges in reviews, travelogues, rambles, poetry and memoirs. She has traveled to some little known places in India, indulged in river rafting in the forest of Dandeli, scuba diving in Konkan, parasailed in Thailand. You can catch her rambles at Rathina's View Space. more

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A writer with a love for words who indulges in reviews, travelogues, rambles, poetry and memoirs. She has traveled to some little known places in India, indulged in river rafting in the forest of Dandeli, scuba diving in Konkan, parasailed in Thailand. You can catch her rambles at Rathina's View Space. more

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  • Rizwan

    Organic milk is one which does not has A1 casein in it. Period.

  • SEO Cloudotech

    Nice Article, very informative i agree about how milk adultration is playing with health of our loved one. I great work done pride of cows by supllying good quality milk. Even theirs a dairy website who helps consumer to get pure and good quality of Milk. Awesome Dairy its provides all kind of milk products from fresh milk , longlife milk, organic milk, ghee, paneer,shrikhand, juices ad many more. They also have monthly subcription option, so one can buy as well a subscribe online and get their products delivered in Mumbai More about Awesomedairy https://awesomedairy.com/product-category/milk/