The Indian Dairy Association (IDA) was set up in the year 1948 with the objective to establish a forum for professionals, scientists, farmers and equipment manufacturers in the field of dairy and allied agro-food business to provide opportunities for the dissemination of knowledge and ideas in research, planning, production, processing, and marketing and so forth. IDA's Head Quarter is in Delhi and the east zone branch is in Kolkata.
IDA (East Zone) has been providing a common forum to knit the dairy fraternity together and thus, over the years, it has emerged as the reigning czarina of information. The Association is headed by Chairman - Prof. A. K. Bandyopadhyay and supported by two Vice-Chairman – Dr R Chattopadhyay, Shri M.M.Saha, Secretary Shri T K Mukhopadhyay, 17 Executive Committee Members and total no. of members - 280 as on date.
IDA (EZ) has emerged, other than a platform for assimilation and dissemination of knowledge, as an important tool for policy making in the dairy sector, in Eastern India! Besides, the IDA (EZ), in the recent time, has also succeeded to focus itself at the national and international flora.
The IDA (EZ) organises seminars, symposia and exhibitions on a wide range of topics catering to various segments of professionals, scientists, institutions and organisations associated with the development of dairying in India.