February 21, 2007

Aavin...Wow Win

When you come out of the Guindy railway station on the Race course side, there is an Aavin Milk Parlour. When I come all exhausted from office in the evening, I find the Hot Milk (available at Rs 5 a cup) very refreshing.
I struck a conversation with the person manning the parlour. Information he gave was very interesting.
  • All private milk sellers have hiked the price of a packet by atleast 1 Re per half litre, but Aavin price is 1 Re lesser
  • Further 75paise reduction if you buy a monthly milk card (consider the math = for a family having 4 milk cards saves 4*1.75*31 = Rs 217 p.m.)
  • Aavin parlours, like this parlour, sell value-added-items like flavored milk, cheese, butter, milk khoa, ghee, curd, butter milk, hot milk - all made from Aavin milk
  • No water is added to the Hot Milk sold at Rs 5 a cup.
  • When I asked the parlour owner, why he could mix some water always. He said that there are surprise visits by Aavin officials, even as late as at 8:30pm
  • Surprise checks mean quality and quantity check. They check the density of milk, and calculate the no. of milk packets that must have been used to prepare that quantity of milk, at the measured density.
  • If there is issue found, for continuously 3 times, memo is issued, and then increment cuts would follow said the parlour manager
  • oh wow! then is tha parlour manned by Aavin employees? He replied in the affirmative.
  • Thats surprising! A Govt undertaking company considering these points seriously and want to give quality service and product.

Thats when I thought "Aavin" should be "Wow Win"...


Chakra Sampath said...

Thats really nice to hear.

I love those Aavin milk khoas. We used to buy it at the Aavin bunk located at the Big Street - Pycrofts Road corner. Not sure whether that one is still there.

Once I bought cone ice-cream from the Aavin parlour near Ezhilagam. Man.. that was so very expensive. At the same time, the icecream parlours at Pycrofts road (Vijay and something else) were selling quality cones several rupees cheaper than Aavin at that time.

Anyway, its really a good of Aavin to take care abt the quality.

Vasudevan Deepak Kumar said...

The other day I found Aavin Milk Parlor in Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) in Koyambedu. I was dead tired after lot of tasks in Ambattur and Anna Nagar.

A cup of hot Aavin Milk or the sweet lassi packet just gets you the instant energy.

Sure. Aavin Rocks! :)