Mumbai isn’t exactly the land of milk and honey but Amul clearly believes it has potential. The Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (better known as Amul) is all set to commission its first plant in Mumbai. Spread over 12 acres in Virar, a suburb on the outskirts of Mumbai, the plant has been nearly two years in the making. It has a capacity of 1 million litres a day and apart from processing milk, will also manufacture milk products such as yogurt, buttermilk and ice cream. Amul has spent close to ₹150 crore on the plant, which will employ 250 people. Milk will be sourced locally for the plant, the second Amul has set up outside Anand, where it is based. But the plant at Pune isn’t really comparable — it has a capacity of just 100,000 litres per day, a tenth of what the Virar facility can process.