Dairy Projects

Dairy Development Department has three farms. Aarey, Dapchari and Palghar.

Milk project, Dapchari was established in 1960 to relocate the milch animals. About 2677 hectors of land was acquired on Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway, about 150 KMs. from Mumbai. A Dam (capacity 1380 Million ltrs.) was built in this project. But the cattle shed owners of Mumbai did not show any interest in shifting to Dapchari. So, some changes were made in the Project. At present various agricultural schemes are implemented with above 100 cluster units (Gaothan) and associated 170 agricultural areas. In such schemes, the owner/area holder gets land for dwelling, shed for about 12 cows and 1 hector of land for agriculture.
In the year 1951, Palghar Farm Project was established to solve the problems of cattle shed owners facing the rearing of dry buffaloes and to supply dry fodder for the Mumbai based milch animals. Total of 1432 hector land was acquired. Of these, about 1262 hectors of land is utilized for production of green/natural grass. On an average about 4200 M.Ts. of green grass is grown each year. The Govt. earns revenue from this. Nursery was started in 1991 to help for forestation by cultivating grafts/seedlings of plants like gulmohar, custard apple.
Project Officer,Dapchari
Dairy project, Dapchari was started in the year 1960. Previously the target was fixed for 800 Krishi Centre to uplift the poor farmers, but only 270 Krishi Centres were allotted to the farmers, having 2.5 acres of land with 12 milch cow in their units as well as Goshala is having the milch animals and calves at Dapchari. The A.I. programme was undertaken for increase in milk production, for this purpose 20000 Lts of milk chilling centre was established in the year 1980 at Dapchari. But now a day the milk production decreased hence the 400 litres of bulk cooler is established in the year 2003 for chilling milk. Surplus milk is dispatched to Aarey Dairy.
Contact Details
Designation & Name of Incharge Address Phone/Email/Fax
V. B. Kajale, Project Officer,(Addl. Charge) Dapchari

Dairy Project , Dapchari, Tal :Dahanu Dist.: Thane

Phone: 02528-2202051
Email: podp.dapchari15@gmail.com
Fax: -
Processing Distribution
Processing Distribution Litr./Day Process Distribution
Chilling Centre 300 100
Types of Centres Allotted to above mentioned category Edu.Un Employ. S.T. Physically Handicap Ex-serviceman Co-Op Society Ladies
Aarey Sarita - 1 - - - -
Milk Centre 0 - - - - -
Energee Centre - - - - - -
Part time Energee Centre - - - - - -
Total - 1 - - - -
Staff Position
Class Filled Post
Sr.Class I 0
Jr.Class I 0
Class II 0
Class III 16
Class IV 43
Personal Post 138
Total 197