Services to Producers
SERVICES OFFERED TO MILK PRODUCERS BY CO-OPERATIVES
Technical input Services to Milk Producers
The majority of milch animals in the co-operative ambit in Tamil Nadu are Cross-bred Jersey animals with a daily average yield of around 6.80litres per animal.
The Artificial Insemination is being carried at farmers’ doorstep with good quality semen.
The following services are being rendered to the milk producers at their doorsteps:-
- a)Veterinary & Emergency Services
- b)Artificial Insemination Service (AI) using High Genetic merit bull semen
- c) Conducting infertility camps
- d)Cattle insurance coverage
- e)Capacity building of MPCS staff/milk producers
- f) Supply of Quality cattle feed and mineral mixture to the milk producers
- g)Supply of Quality fodder seeds and fodder slips to the milk producers Arranging Working capital loan under KCC.
Providing sales incentive to society staff for the sale of the mineral mixture
To motivate the staff working in Primary Milk Co-operative societies and also to promote the sales of mineral mixture, an incentive of Rs.10 per kg is being given to the society staff for the mineral mixture sold. During the year 2021-22 a total of Rs.85.11 lakh has been given as sales incentive.
Payment of bonus to milk producers by Milk Producers’ Co-operative societies
As a measure of sharing the profit earned by the society, 50% of profit earned by the society is ‘ploughed back’ to the member milk producers as provided in the by-laws of Milk Producers’ Co-operative Societies (MPCS) by way of dividend on share capital, patronage rebate and bonus for the value of milk supplied by them to the society.
During 2020-2021, a sum of Rs.1,111.70 lakh has been paid as bonus, Rs.9.86 lakh as dividend and Rs. 1,488.74 lakh as patronage rebate to around 2.48 lakh members of the societies.
Regional Training centres at Salem, Madurai and Tirunelveli milk unions are accredited by CMU - AITI, Union Government and Ministry of Agriculture for conducting various training programmes to the Stakeholders of dairy industry.
To strengthen the training centres at Villupuram, Vellore and Madhavaram, Project proposals for a sum of Rs. 572.25 lakh have been submitted to TNLDA and the same has been forwarded to Union Government to obtain 100 % grant assistance under Rashtriya Gokul Mission.
Madhavaram training centre has been earmarked to impart specialised trainings for all technical staff to upgrade their knowledge in recent developments and skills.
Free Advisory services to the Milk producers
Aavin & IFFCO Kisan have launched free advisory services to the milk producers through voice messages and push SMS. Through these advisory services farmers are sensitised on disease control, animal breeding, feeding practices, scientific method of milking, vaccination etc.
Milch animals should be fed with ad libitum quantities of green fodder. Ideally, the milch animals should get three type of green fodder like grass varieties, leguminous and tree fodder.
Aavin has proposed to have collaboration with TANUVAS and TNAU to impart training on recent advancement in fodder development activities, preservation of fodder crops.
- To respect and appreciate the loyalty of the milk producers towards the department, the Peraringnar Anna Co-operative Milk Producers’ Welfare Fund was created in which the pouring milk member contributes one rupee per month while the Society and the District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union concerned contribute 50 paise each
- The legal heirs of the deceased milk producer and those who were totally physically disabled due to accident will be given the benefit from the fund
- Policy passbooks were issued to the members.
- Later with some changes the same is being implemented as Re-structured Peraringnar Anna Co-operative Milk Producers’ Welfare Fund
The Government has increased the assistance amount from Rs.1.75 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakh for accidental death and permanent disability of milk pouring member w.e.f. 12.11.2019 and details of the financial assistance to their legal heir as follows:
S.No. Financial Assistance Amount (in Rs.)
1 Education Rs.25,000
2 Marriage Rs.30,000
3 Funeral Expenses Rs. 5,000
So far, a sum of Rs.377.30 lakh has been released to 193 beneficiaries. Now, Rs.708.71 lakh available which can be utilized for the settlement of future claims under this scheme.
Similar to the MPCS, the profit earned by the district unions is also being shared with the milk producers through the MPCS by way of incentive and is being paid according to the quantity of milk poured by the producer.
Accordingly, during 2019-2020, a sum of Rs.291.79 lakh has been paid as an incentive in Kanyakumari and Madurai District Co-operative Milk Producers' Unions wherein 30,268 milk producers in 1,317 MPCS were benefited.
The concept of using Bulk Milk Coolers nearer to the Milk Collection Centre is a part of clean milk production initiative. The installation of BMCs is given due importance as the concept of Chilling Centres is being discarded nowadays.
Bulk Milk Coolers of various capacities from 500 to 5,000 litres capacities have been installed by taking into consideration the average total milk procurement of the society (or) cluster societies functioning in a radius of 5 to 10 kms.
So far, 626 BMCs with the total chilling capacity of 21.95 lakh litres per day have been installed in various DCMPUs.