The initial installed capacity of DMS was for processing and packing of 2.55 lakh litres of milk per day. However, in order to meet the ever increasing demand for milk in the city, the capacity was expanded in phases to the level of 5.00 lakh litres of milk per day (LLPD) as indicated below.
|Year ||Capacity (LLPD)
This capacity enhancement was for processing and packing one variety of milk i.e. Toned Milk. However, as per market demand, DMS started packing of milk in different varieties & in ½ litre,1 litre & 5 litre packing. Besides this, no major investment was made for the modernization, hence the capacity utilization was possible only upto about 3.5 lakh litres.
During the year 2004-05, for modernizing the plant & machinery of DMS, two number of 20 KLPH Milk Pasteurizers, 6 No. of Packing Machines, Automatic Cleaning in place system (CIP), Electric Panels, Old Ice Bank tank coil of refrigeration have been replaced/installed. With this change it will now be possible to process and pack 4.0 lakh litres of milk per day in different varieties.
For upgradation of the plant to semi automatic level and to enable the plant to process & pack 5 lakh litres of milk in pouches & in 1 lakh litres in bulk vending sytem, a proposal for additional investment of about Rs 18 crores has been proposed.