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Madhavaram Milk Colony

Madhavaram Milk Colony
மாதவரம் பால்பண்ணை

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Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
Metro Chennai
Chennai Corporation Zone III (Madhavaram)
Taluk Madhavaram
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600051
Vehicle registration TN-05-xxxx

Madhavaram Milk Colony is a locality under the administrative control of Madhavaram municipality in Thiruvallur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Madhavaram Milk Colony is basically a small habitat of 5000+ population in the northern outskirts of Chennai . Due to the set up of first co-operative milk producing union Aavin of Chennai, this place was called as Madhavaram Milk Colony. A pharmacy major - Retort Laboratories and Herbal Soap manufacturer - Medimix also have their presence here. In addition, the palm project and horticulture society have their presence here. Domestic animals park inside the Milk colony is an attraction for Kids in and around Chennai.

Location and Surroundings

Madhavaram Milk Colony, most often called as(mmc)or palpannai is a Northern Suburb of Chennai city. It borders Kodungaiyur to the east, Madhavaram to the west, Moolakadai to the south, Mathur MMDA to the North. The main thoroughfare in the area is the Milk colony Road. Though this place is very close to the Chennai city limit(corporation ruled areas), this place is probably the most calm, cool and segregated from the busy urban life. The natural surroundings here display a rural like atmosphere. Right from the main gate to the veterinary university campus, one can witness lots of trees (particularly palm trees) and cattle sheds on both sides of the road, replicating a typical village atmosphere.Now madhavaram milk colony is a locality and one among the 200 wards in the extended chennai corporation.Madhavaram falls under ZONE 3 in chennai corporation.


Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Madhavaram Milk Colony from other major parts of the Chennai city.Though there is no origin or destination service from/to Madhavaram Milk Colony, Good number of buses passes through Madhavaram Milk Colony. Some of them are:

Route No Origin Destination Via
29C Extn Mathur MMDA Thiruvanmiyur Madhavaram Milk Colony
29D Mathur MMDA V House Madhavaram Milk Colony
64B Minjur Broadway Madhavaram Milk Colony
64C Manali Broadway Madhavaram Milk Colony
64P Minjur Perambur Madhavaram Milk Colony
121A Manali CMBT Madhavaram Milk Colony
121B Minjur CMBT Madhavaram Milk Colony
121C Ennore CMBT Madhavaram Milk Colony
121D Manali New Town CMBT Madhavaram Milk Colony
164 Mathur MMDA Perambur Madhavaram Milk Colony
64D Kosappur Broadway Madhavaram Milk Colony
170C Extn Manali Guindy Ind.Estate Madhavaram Milk Colony
56W Madhavaram Vallalar Nagar Madhavaram Milk Colony
56V Redhills Tolgate Periya Mathur
38A Mathur MMDA Broadway Madhavaram Milk Colony
48B Ennore Thiruvikanagar Periya Mathur
170M Manali Velachery Madhavaram Milk Colony
29B Extn & (Ladies special) Madhavaram Milk Colony Gemini Perambur
38H Extn Mathur MMDA High Court Periya Mathur
270J Mathur MMDA Guindy T.V.K industrial estate Madhavaram Milk Colony

Educational institutions

Madhavaram Milk Colony has a good number of educational institutions.

Some of the colleges/universities/Institutes are:

  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University ( TANUVAS)
  • Horticulture Training Centre
  • Institute of Horticulture Management
  • Agricultural Co operative staff Training Institute
  • Jayagovind Harigopal Agarwal Agarsen College
  • Institute for poultry science and management

Most famous schools are:

  • Govt higher secondary school madhavaram
  • Ramakrishna Mat Hr Sec School, Arul Nagar
  • St.Thomas school, Bank Colony
  • St.Joseph's Mat Hr Sec School,Assisi Nagar
  • Bosco Academy Mat Hr Sec School, Madhavaram High Rd (Next to SSGreens)
  • St anne's matriculation school,thabalpetti
  • St anne's girls high school,ponniammanmedu

Hospitals and health care

  • Madhavaram milk colony Government Hospital
  • K.M multi speciality hospital
  • Murari hospital
  • St Antony hospital
  • Anand hospital
  • Fathima nursing home

Religious and Divinity

  • St. Jude Church-Assisi Nagar
  • Punitha Susaiappar Aalayam - Madhavaram
  • Arulmigu Sarva Sakthi Amman Thirukovil-Mathur MMDA
  • Sri DhulukkanathAmman Koil - Madhavaram Milk Colony Quarters ( MMC Main Road)
  • Mosques
  • St.Sebastian church - Madhavaram
  • Sri arulmigu ponni amman Thirukoil - Madhavaram milk colony Quarters ( Near Bottle ground)
  • Sai Baba Temple (Bank Colony)


Most notable neighbourhoods in Madhavaram Milk colony are

  • Annai Velankanni Nagar
  • MCG Avenue
  • Ramana Avenue
  • Madhavaram Co-operative Nagar
  • Moolachatiram
  • Meenakshi Bharathi Co-operative Nagar
  • Kamban Nagar
  • Milk colony quarters
  • Alex nagar
  • C.K.M nagar
  • Mehta nagar
  • Kumarapuram(panappannai)
  • Binny colony
  • Tiruvallur Nagar
  • Edaima Nagar
  • KKR gardens
  • Bank colony
  • Asissi nagar
  • Masilamani nagar
  • Arul nagar
  • Venugopal nagar
  • Kamban nagar
  • Aavin main gate
  • Mathur MMDA
  • periya mathur and chinna mathur
  • Thamaraikulam Road-Ponniammanmedu
  • Vadaperumbakkam
  • Kosappur
  • Manjambakkam - Inner Ring (100 ft) Road

Madhavaram Milk Colony is just 7 km from Perambur and 11 km from Annanagar and 10 km from Tiruvotiiyur. The nearest railway station is Perambur and Chennai Central at just 6 km.


Madhavaram Milk Colony is proud to be the Tamil Nadu Co-operative milk producers' Federation Ltd's first dairy in Chennai. Started in the year 1992, this unit is the central dairy of Aavin with a capacity of 3.0 LLPD. This Dairy carry out Processing, Packing and Distribution of Milk and Milk Products as per HACCP, MMPO and NDDB Norms. The Head Office of Tamil Nadu Co-operative milk producers' Federation Ltd. is located at Aavin Illam near to the Main gate.

Aavin park

During the 1980s the Tamil Nadu cooperative milk federation was running in loss. As a part of initiative to implement the market of milk and milk products, the authorities decided to establish an ice cream parlour along with a park for children to play. The park consists of a small artificial lake along with a small fish pond


The Madhavaram Milk Colony was established by Karmaverar K. Kamaraj,former chief minister of Tamil Nadu in 1965 as a region for milk and milk producing people. It was under the period of whom a field called jersey field was established as cow field with at least 200 license holders. Then he built residential area for those people and the area was named as madhavaram paalpannai. After many years lot of veterinary buildings and institutions were founded. Some of the highlighting are:

  • The central fisheries and aquaculture research center
  • The horticulture research and training institute
  • The Tamil Nadu Animal Science and veterinary University(TANUVAS)
  • The chemicals and pesticide safety laboratory
  • The central Palmgur research institute(under CSIR, Neither a Palm nor a Gur)
  • The parmocovigilance laboratory for animal feed and food safety
  • The Central Fertilizers Chemical Laboratory

TANUVAS is the only university for veterinary studies in south Asia established under the period of M.Karunanidhi during the year 1996-2000