Women Dairy Cooperative Society, Vadri, Dist: Sabarkantha, Gujarat Vadri village in Aravali region is a tribal village populated by Dungri Grasia tribe. The tribe rears cattle but has never been able to sell milk due to lack of access to the market. Under NDP-I, an all-women DCS was organised and 111 women members were enrolled in the DCS. The women assumed the responsibility of managing the DCS and milk procurement has increased from 69.8 kg to 184.8 kg per day. Tinaben Kabjibai, a member of the society says, “Earlier I used to work as a daily labour and earn Rs 3,000/- per month but the income was irregular. I have now taken to dairying and earn up to Rs 6,000/- per month and simultaneously I can spend more time with my family. ”
Dairy Cooperative Society, Lammey, Dist: Ludhiana, Punjab: Agriculture is the primary occupation of the people in Lammey village of Ludhiana district. Residents of the village keep high yielding breeds of buffaloes and cattle. Fodder availability is also abundant. Despite favourable conditions, the producers used to sell surplus milk at a low price of Rs 14 per kg. The village was covered under NDP-I for DCS organization. The new DCS started functioning from September, 2012 with 13 members and daily milk collection of 70 kg. In order to spread awareness and increase membership, an awareness camp was organised in the village. Participation of women in the DCS was also encouraged. Increased awareness and transparency led to an increase in membership of the society to 43 and milk procurement to 425 kg per day.