These 4 Indian Startups Are Ensuring You Get Your Daily Glass of Milk

On the occasion of World Milk Day, we will look at four Indian startups that are delivering or ensuring that users get their milk

learn more about Debarghya Sil

By Debarghya Sil


You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Milk is considered one of the most nutritious intakes that a person can have and is primarily the only source for nutrition for babies at the beginning. Milk also can be consumed in various forms such that it can be drunk directly, used to add flavors in certain dishes, utilized to make desserts and is a core ingredient for other dairy products.

India at present is the world's largest milk producer and its production rate is only growing by 35.61 per cent during the last six years to 198.4 million tonnes in 209-20. Apart from its consumption value, Milk also creates livelihood. Around 80 million rural households are engaged in milk production, mostly the landless, and small farmers. Milk contributes close to 1/3rd of the gross income of rural households.

On the occasion of World Milk Day, we will look at five Indian startups that are delivering milk straight from the farm

Country Delight

Started in 2015 by Chakradhar Ghade and Nitin Kaushal, Country Delight claims to offer natural, fresh and unadulterated milk directly to the doorstep of the consumer. Consumer ordering and servicing happens through a mobile application. It launched with selling milk and has since expanded to other dairy products, such as curd, eggs, ghee, bread, etc, and even staples. The startup has to date raised Series C funding and is backed by Matrix Partners, Orios Partners, Elevation Capital, among others. The Bengaluru-based startup claims to source Milk from farms within a 150-200 km radius and delivers it within 24-36 hours from the time of collection.

The startup currently serves 1.5 lakh households.


Founded by Ranjith Mukundan, Praveen Nale, Ramkrishna Adukuri and Venkatesh Seshayee in 2011, Stellapps is a farm-to-consumer dairy digitization service provider. The startup leverages Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud, data analytics among others to improve dairy supply chain parameters, including milk production, milk procurement, cold chain, animal insurance, and farmer payments.

The startup's clients are most of the major private and cooperative diaries and it is helping in digitizing around 10 million liters worth $3.4 million every day. The startup is backed by venture debt fund Stride Ventures.

Milk Mantra

Founded by Srikumar along with Rashima Mishra in 2009, this Odisha-based startup has been delivering an array of packaged dairy products such as milk, lassi, curd, buttermilk, paneer, milk shakes, among others. The startup processing plants are in Konark and Sambalpur and claims to be a leading dairy brand in Eastern India. The startup has raised $25 million in venture capital funding over four rounds from Eight Roads, Neev Fund and Aavishkar VC. Milk Mantra's revenues have scaled from $2 million in 2013 to $32 million in 2020 and are now reaching more than 300,000 households every day. The startup's farmers have now grown to more than 60,000.


Established in 2015 by Ashis Goel, Yatish Talavdia, Anant Goel and Anurag Jain, Milkbasket is one of the leading players in the daily grocery delivery segment. The startup has identified that milk attracts customers to buy other products, hence the name Milk Basket, where a customer can get milk and other essential products delivered at their doorsteps. The startup has raised close to $40 million in funding and is backed by Inflection Point Ventures, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures, Mayfield India, among others

Debarghya Sil

Entrepreneur Staff

Former Correspondent

Related Topics

News and Trends

Scam 2023: Inside The World Startup Convention Disaster

To many, the speaker line up for the World Startup Convention (WSC) which had been scheduled for March 24-26, 2023 at Greater Noida may have seemed too good to be true.


Why Embracing Your Unique Strengths and Talents Will Lead to Success

By identifying and developing one's strengths, aligning with passions, cultivating a growth mindset and positively impacting the world, individuals can unlock their full potential and create a life of abundance, passion and fulfillment.

News and Trends

Why Government May Ban Related Party Sales Of E-commerce, Food Delivery Startups

"E-commerce companies are permitted to merely operate a pure-play marketplace i.e. a bridge between the buyer and seller and not sell any goods, even their own products on their platforms," said Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general, CAlT

Starting a Business

90% of Online Businesses Fail in Just 4 Months. You Can Avoid the Same Fate By Using These Strategies.

It's not catastrophizing when we think about potential failure; it's in fact a chance for any business to precisely see any outcome and prepare in advance.

Growing a Business

Scaling Made Easy: How to Scale Your Business like a Fortune 500 Company

Once you have the night-vision skills of Fortune 500 restaurants, scaling becomes effortless. Here are 3 ways to scale, hidden in plain sight.


5 Insider Tips for Improving Your Confidence as a Public Speaker

Presenting publicly can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are five key tips to help you boost your confidence.