The Library

The Association has its own library which started functioning in 1948 and has been nomenclatured as Mansinh Bhai Patel Library. The library has a rich collection of books on Indigenous Food History, Technology on Milk Processing, Milk Products Preparation and Quality Control, Dairy Microbiology, Dairy Farming and Milk Production, Cheese Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology, Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving Technologies by Small Scale Milk Plants and Collection Centres, Milk Pricing and Marketing Practices of Cooperative Dairy Industry, Developments in Food Preservation and Packaging and several other topics related to dairying.

In addition to books from India and abroad, the IDA library is equipped with several journals on Dairy Science, Development Alternatives, Feed Trends, Farming News, Food Outlook, IDF Bulletins, Scandanivian Dairy Information, Dairy Industry International, Austrailian Dairy Food and other journals on related activities. 

New arrivals in IDA’s Library

In-house journals
  • Indian Dairyman, February 2020 Issue
  • Indian Journal of Dairy Science, November-December2019 Issue
  • Dugdh Sarita, November-December 2019 Issue
  • Instrumentation in Analysis of Food & Dairy Products – Dr. M.K. Srivastava
  • Food Safety Management Systems – Dr. Sohrab and Dr. M.J. Khan
External Journals/Reports/Dairy Directories
  • 20th Livestock Census 2019 – All India Report
  • World Food and Agriculture: FAO Statistics (Statistical Pocketbook 2018)
  • Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook – Economic Research Service: Situation and Outlook
  • Food Outlook – November 2019
  • Dairy Situation & Outlook June 2019 – Dairy Australia
  • Kisan World – February 2020
  • Yojana - February 2020
  • Processed Food Industry – February 2020
  • Dairy Times – December – January 2020
  • Livestock Technology – February 2020
Report (March 14, 2019) (Source : USDA)
  • Compendium of Lectures on Technological Advances in Functional Food Ingredients and Validation of Their Claims –ICAR, NDRI, Karnal
  • Global Dairy Platform : Climate Change and the Global Dairy Cattle Sector (Source: FAO)
  • Report on the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income: Volume XIV (Comprehensive Policy Recommendations): September 2018 (Source: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare)
  • World Dairy Situation 2019
  • Annual Report 2018-19 : Deptt. of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries
  • Annual Report 2018-19 : Deptt. of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare
  • Annual Report 2018-2019: GCMMF (Amul)
  • Annual Report 2018-2019: Ministry of Food Processing Industries
  • Dairy India Yearbook (7th Edition)
  • All India Dairy Business Directory 2014-15 (5th Edition)
  • Economic Survey 2019-2020