Industrial Visit to Vita Milk Plant, Ballabgarh, Haryana
Batch – B.Sc N&D IV Semester.
Industrial visit is considered as one of the tactical methods of teaching. The main reason behind this- it lets student to know things practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. Moreover, it gives exposure from academic point of view. Main aim of industrial visit is to provide an exposure to students about practical working environment
It also provide students a good opportunity to gain full awareness about industrial practices. Through industrial visit students get awareness about new technologies. Technology development is a main factor, about which a students should have a good knowledge. Visiting different companies actually help students to build a good relationship with companies. After visiting an industry, students can gain a combined knowledge about both theory and practical. Keeping in view the same, Students of Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Applied Science, Manav Rachna International University, provided a golden opportunity to its students of B.Sc N&D IV Semester along with faculty member Dr. Priya Mishra, Assistant Professor to visit to Vita Milk Manufacturing Plant in Ballabgarh, Haryana on 08th February, 2017. Vita dairy markets approximately 1.25 million litres of milk daily in markets of NCR of Delhi region. The plant is located within the ambit of lush green environment and state of the art technology.
Mr. Solanki (Factory Operations Manager) gave a presentation related to the history of Vita Milk Plant as the Dairy Corporation was formed in 1970 which continued active functioning till 31.03.1977. There after its business was taken over by Federation to set up THREE TIER SYSTEM based on Anand Pattern. Since 1.04.1992 the Federation has leased out the Plants to the Milk Unions. HARYANA is one of the most progressive states of Republic of India. In the domain of dairy development it is well known for its productive milch cattle particularly the ‘Murrah’ Buffaloes and Haryana Cows. The economy of the state is predominantly based on agriculture. People rear and breed cattle as a subsidiary occupation.
The essence of various programmes launched in the State has been to adopt the Anand pattern of Milk Co-operatives. Under this system, all the functions of dairying like milk procurement, processing and marketing are controlled by the Milk Producers themselves.
It has three tier system comprising milk Producers Societies at the village level, Milk Producers Co-operative Union at the district level and the state Milk Federation as an apex body at the State level. Vita milk plant established in the year 1979-80 in Ballabhgarh for the products such as Liquid Milk, Ghee, Paneer, Dahi, Lassi.
Mr. Solanki also added information about the white revolution and primitive and newer modes of milk collection and distribution. He also told about the actual milk processing capacity of the plant with the significance of the steps in processing.
Further, a small documentary film of vita milk Plant was shown, which depicted the process of milk production. Students also interacted with the staff of the vita milk Plant and were shown videos and presentation of the drink. The process in the making is totally automated and is internationally designed keeping in mind the hygiene standards. Students enquired numerous questions related to the processes used in the plant.
Overall, the activity was highly interactive and learning visit for the students on the concepts related to production and operations within a manufacturing plant.