A Arunachalam & Co was incorporated in the year 1997. It is a family run organisation managed by Mr. A. Arunachalam Chettiar. The company is headquartered in Kangeyam near Dind
Union Cabinet on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved setting up of a Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund to help improve technology and infrastructure of milk cooperatives at an outlay of ?10,881 crore. The major aim of the fund would be to build an efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure and installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment, creation, modernisation and expansion of processing infrastructure and manufacturing faculties for value added products. It is estimated that the investment would help create an additional milk processing capacity of 126 lakh litres per day, milk drying capacity of 210 tonnes per day and milk chilling capacity of 140 lakh litres.
Increasingly, dairies in India are resorting to tracking technology of cattle to improve productivity. Hatsun, Amul and Dodla Dairies have set up RFID tags to cattle to monitor production and health issues of cattle from cow to cloud initiative. This helps them predict productivity fluctuations using data analytics and initiate corrective measures wherever intervention is needed, either directly or by advising the dairy farmers. Amul has been using RFID tags on cattle in its Gujarat farms. India, the world's largest producer of milk, has the highest cattle population globally with a share of 30.39%, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Milk price are volatile and marginal farmers who do dairy farming are affected when milk price drops more than 20-25%. When the abundant of milk supply price crash as much as Rs. 2/- to Rs. 5/- pushing the farmers to demand a minimum support price of milk. The farmers have demanded a similar intervention from government on pulses, onion and other commodities. They also demanded procurement of milk from government organization like Central Warehousing Corp. Currently, Indian dairy farmers keep dairy as secondary activity than a primary one, which keeps the costs low.