Journey of Milk
Fresh from the Dairy Farm
We source our milk directly from the nation’s pride: Our hard-working dairy farmers. We understand how important it is for milk and milk-based products to be fresh & pure and taste delightful.
At Gyan, we believe that freshness & purity are more than a choice; these are what our esteemed customers deserve every single day. In this regard, we help you get quality dairy products by ensuring that our milk goes through stringent quality checks, right from the collection stage to final packaging.
For this, we undertake an integrated approach that encompasses the entire cycle of the dairy industry value chain. We engage with dairy farmers to not only procure the best quality raw milk but also to advise them on the importance of nutritious cattle feed for their milch animals and its impact on their milk yield. The collected raw milk is then tested by chemists for purity and freshness at Milk Chilling Center (MCC). Post this, it is transported to our processing facilities at Lucknow & Barabanki.
From the Farms
On an average, every dairy farmer of the Gyan family owns up to 2-3 milch animals. They milk their cattle twice a day - morning and evening - and set off to deposit the collected raw milk at their nearest Gyan Village Level Collection Centre (VLC). With an extensive network 2700+ such centres across 2500+ villages, we collect raw milk from 100,000+ dairy farmers twice a day.
Village Level Collection Centre
Once the raw milk has been brought to the collection centre, it undergoes a series of tests. Conducted by the Village Service Provider (VSP), a sample of the collected milk is subjected to organoleptic tests that include checking for smell, appearance and taste. Next, it is tested for Fat and SNF% by stirring briskly in a sampler through solar-powered Automatic Milk Collection Units (AMCU). Once the sample clears the organoleptic tests and indicates satisfactory Fat & SNF levels, it is poured into storage cans and set aside for transportation.
The transporter reaches the centre at a scheduled time, twice a day, and takes the raw milk after proper dispatch through the AMCU. Complete data of the raw milk is maintained and transmitted through IoT. Each storage can is marked to indicate the name and the unique code of the Collection Centre. Once loaded, the transporter takes the storage cans to the Milk Chilling Centre via a scheduled route to ensure that minimum time gets consumed in transportation and the milk quality is maintained.
Chilling and Storage
Milk Chilling Centres are completely sanitized before the arrival of milk. Trained manpower ensures various operations like grading, weighing, sampling, cleaning and re-testing of the milk for Fat and SNF%, among a series of other chemical tests. Post testing, milk is chilled below 4°C and stored in clean, sanitized silos.
At the processing plant, the milk is treated through inline filters and clarifiers to remove dirt, dust or any other foreign particles. Then, a homogenizer breaks down the fat particles in the milk to evenly distribute them. The milk is finally heated at 78°C or above to get rid of any remaining traces of germs and pathogens.
Once the milk has undergone the complete processing treatment, it is poured into poly packs of 100 ml, 200 ml, 500 ml, 1 l and 6 l, and stored at a constant 4°C temp. Post that, these are transported via insulated vans. Our products are made available through various distributors and retail stores. They are also distributed through our own retail stores, the Gyan Fresh Milk Parlours.
To your table
Be it a festive occasion or a regular fulfilling meal, one can’t do without Gyan Milk, Gyan Dahi, Gyan Ghee, Gyan Paneer or Gyan Chaach. The sense of pride that every Gyan member feels is immense when they witness that their efforts are adding joy to the lives of our consumers, every day.