Jalgaon Milk Union
During 2014-15, the Union procured 1,96,777 kg of milk per day through 822 Dairy Cooperative Societies in its operational area and marketed about 1,75,000 litres of liquid milk per day. Besides milk, Jalgaon Milk Union manufactured and marketed butter, ghee, paneer, shrikhand, curd and butter milk. The Union’s Cattle Feed Plant produced 2349 MT* of cattle feed per month. Jalgaon Milk Union has registered a turnover of about Rs 3060 million for the year.
Extension activities received due importance during the year. Jalgaon Milk Union performed around 50,481 Artificial Inseminations (AIs) and about 1,665* animals were vaccinated and given de-wormer. 9350 milk producers benefitted from more than 611 training programmes conducted by the Union. 81 programmes were conducted under Women's Dairy Cooperative Leadership Programme (WDCLP) to benefit more than 2,805 women and 355 women thrift groups were organised. (*Provisional data)
West Assam Milk Producers’ Cooperative Union Limited
During 2014-15, the Union reported an average milk procurement of 26,100 kg per day with a peak procurement of around 32,100 kg per day registering an increase of around 11.24 per cent over the previous year. As on March 2015, the Union has organised 150 functional milk producers’ institutions/ dairy cooperative societies in 10 milk collection routes with a total membership of around 4,000 milk producers. ‘Purabi Milk Day’ was organized to recognize and felicitate the contribution made by women milk producers. Liquid milk sales, under the brand name ‘Purabi’, increased by 12 per cent over the past year. Growth was recorded in sale of paneer, sweet curd, plain curd, flavoured milk, ghee and lassi. The turnover of the Union grew by 21 per cent from Rs 5373 lakh during 2013-14 to Rs. 6515 lakh in 2014-15.
During the year 2014-15, the State Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs.118.2 million under the World Bank assisted project AACP-AF against an annual work plan submitted by the Union to implement the Assam Dairy Development Plan (ADDP). In November 2014, the Union received an interim funding support of Rs.11.5 million to initiate the doorstep AI delivery services project in the district of Nagaon. The doorstep AI delivery services project has helped in replacing the age old technique of breeding, through bulls, used by the cattle owners in the district. The project is sourcing frozen semen straws from ‘A’ graded semen station SAG, Bidaj in Gujarat.
Since the launch of the Assam Dairy Development Plan, around 120 Mobile Artificial Insemination Technicians (MAITs) in Nagaon district have been inducted and trained in Eastern Region Demonstration and Training Centre (ERDTC), Siliguri in West Bengal. As on March 2015, these trained MAITs have performed 4500 AI services covering around 820 villages in Nagaon district. About 165 village awareness camps have been conducted which have enabled the milk producers to avail the doorstep AI delivery services at a nominal fee of Rs.50 per. Moreover, infertility camps conducted as part of the project have helped in disseminating information on proper feeding practices, timely deworming, and disease diagnosis and vaccination schedule for animals.
Jharkhand State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited
With a view to give impetus to dairy development in Jharkhand, the State Government formed the Jharkhand State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (JMF) in June 2013. Considering the role of NDDB in providing financial and technical support to producer-owned, professionally managed institutions for dairy development in the country, Government of Jharkhand, requested NDDB to take over the management of the newly formed Jharkhand Milk Federation. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between NDDB and Government of Jharkhand on 1st March 2014 to manage the Federation initially for a period of five years.
NDDB positioned its team at Jharkhand and submitted a plan for 2014-15 to Government of Jharkhand, which was approved. From 1st August 2014, Jharkhand Milk Federation took over the milk procurement, processing and marketing activities through Ormanjhi, Koderma and Deoghar dairies. Milk procurement at these plants has increased from about 12,000 kg per day in August, 2014 to around 34,000 kg per day in March, 2015.
Further, NDDB has taken up the establishment of a milk processing plant of 50 TLPD capacity, expandable to 100 TLPD capacity, at Hotwar, on turnkey basis. NDDB has also constructed and commissioned a 12 MTPD capacity mineral mixture plant at Hotwar.
A comprehensive plan for the four years (2015-16 to 2018-19) has been worked out by NDDB, based on the survey of milk production potential conducted, which will be operationalized by the Jharkhand Milk Federation with a target to achieve a level of 1,00,000 litres of milk procurement per day and 1,60,000 litres of liquid milk marketing per day by the end of project period. The financial outlay of comprehensive plan is Rs 179.78 crores. The plan has been sanctioned by GoJ.