Founded in 1974, as part of Operation Flood to make India self-sufficient in milk, Mother Dairy, owned by the National Dairy Development Board, is now a part of the Capital’s landscape — diversifying into milk products, vegetables, oil and sweets.
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One of the buyers at the shop, Manek (42), was worried about her two children at home. While putting 15 packets of Maggi in a bag, she said, “Bread and milk powder aren’t available anywhere. I finally bought a packet of bread at another shop, which cost Rs 60 (the original price is Rs 38).”
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