Posted on 13 August 2012 by Parasnath Chaudhary
In a show of her appreciation of the good work put in by the 17 milk cooperatives in the state of Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalitha has given them an incentive of more than Rs.26 crore to work still harder in the future.
According to the government statement, these cooperatives have earned additional revenue totaling about Rs 50 crore.
Official source claims, Chief Minister’s generous gesture would benefit more than two lakh milk farmers belonging to the successful cooperatives in the state.
Analysts say Tamil Nadu under Jayalalitha’s leadership is a place where the cooperative movement is gathering momentum.
Posted on 06 February 2012 by Parasnath Chaudhary
Punjab cooperative milk producers’ federation has had a bumper milk collection this season from thousands of milk cooperative societies and dairy farms dotting the state.
Despite a glut of milk on the market Milkfed would not lower retail rates , it would increase procurement price for farmers, sources say.
According to the knowledgeable sources, Milkfed is being extra-careful not to hurt the interests of farmers and therefore an increase in procurement price is under their active consideration.
During the winter season this year milk procurement counting more than a million and a half littres a day has surpassed the records of the previous years.
According to the dairy experts , the cold months abounding in green fodder are generally the most favourable period for milk production.
Milkfed is also planning to have the additional supply in storage so that they could use it later in the lean months. This, they reckon, could enable them to be less dependent on National Dairy Development Board and other organisations for getting their supplies of skimmed milk powder and whole milk powder.
Posted on 16 June 2011 by Vimal Kumar
Tamil Nadu has focused on improving the performance of milk Co-operatives by adopting a systematic approach and proper strategy in milk co-operatives. Significant achievement has been made by Milk Producers’ Cooperative Societies, Unions and Federation in the State.
The commercial activities such as milk procurement, processing, chilling, packing and sale of milk to the consumers etc., hitherto dealt with by the Tamilnadu Dairy Development Corporation Ltd., were transferred to the newly registered Tamilnadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited, popularly known as “Aavin”.
Now Aavin, is emerging as a leading cooperative set-up in the State. It had under its purview as many as 600 milk suppliers’ cooperative societies. The federation was procuring 1.59 lakh litres of milk every day, of which one lakh litres were sent to Chennai, 50,000 litres set aside for local consumption and the remaining converted into milk powder.
Payment of about Rs. 2.5 crore to Rs. 3 crore was being made to milk suppliers every week and only few days’ arrears were pending.