The number of dairy farms in Kerala is on the rise, but it isn’t just for those in the state capital, Chennai.
In the state’s Kottayam district, there are at least 60,000 dairy farms, and they’re not just in the city’s suburbs.
The state’s top dairy farmer, Manikandan, is the founder and chief executive of Dairavani, an organic food company that is also owned by the State Dairy Authority.
Dairvani was founded in 2014, and it has about 150 employees, all of whom have been employed by the company since 2015.
Dairvane is one of the largest dairy farms on the Kerala coast.
The state is renowned for its large number of almond and banana plantations, and Dairvan has been producing milk for about seven years.
It’s not only because of the almonds, Dairvilani says.
“It’s because of almond, because of banana, because we’ve got very high rainfall and the water level is not too low.”
Dairavaani says he is also the only dairy farmer in the district that uses a specialised machine that cuts almonds.
“Because of the water, the almond is not always fully broken down.
It goes into a glass jar, and then we have to separate it, but we’re not able to use this machine.”
As for why he is doing this, Darryl, Davane’s nephew, says Dairvaani has a lot of money.
“The main reason is because of how the land is allocated.
It is like a pyramid.
If you are a farmer, you have to earn a certain amount of money, and we are a small farmer and we have no money.
But our land is allotted for us.
And we have a lot more than other farmers,” Darryn said.
Darryla, who has an MBA, has been working for Dairavan since 2015, when the company was established.
“When I joined, the first one I was asked to do was cutting almonds,” he said.
“And that was the first time I did it for a living.”
Darrylan said his family has been doing dairy farming for more than 70 years, but now that he’s starting a business, he wants to share the good news about Dairvoyan.
“If you have a good idea, if you’re passionate about it, you can do it,” he says.