After 132 years of glorious service to the nation, Military Farms were formally closed on Wednesday (March 31). All the officers and workers have been redeployed within the ministry to continue providing service to the organisation.
Military Farms were set up with sole requirement of supplying hygienic cow’s milk to troops billeted in various garrisons across British India.
First Military farm was raised on 01 Feb 1889 at Allahabad. After Independence, 130 Military Farms all over India were established.
Military Farms were even established in Leh and Kargil in late 1990s, with the role of supply of fresh and hygienic milk to troops at their locations on daily basis.
For more than a century Military Farms with their dedication and commitment supplied 3.5 crore liters of milk and 25000 MT of hay yearly.