Milk Procurement


The Union procures milk from producers through Anand Pattern Dairy Co-operatives (APCOS) and traditional societies not affiliated to the Union. At present there are 877 functional dairy co-operative societies under the Union, supplying around 2.3 lakh litres of milk daily.  There are about 291996 producer members affiliated to these societies under the Milk Union. The Procurement and Input department of the Union is providing assistance in organizing milk societies and carrying out dairy development activities in the villages. 

With the intention of improving the chemical and bacteriological quality of milk procured by the village dairy co-operatives, the Union has successfully implemented the GoI scheme “Strengthening Infrastructure for Quality and Clean Milk Production” for Idukki, Kottayam, Thrissur and Ernakulam districts during the period 2004-2009 with a total outlay of Rs.681.66 lakhs with 100% achievement. Bulk milk coolers were installed in 97 societies under the project with a total chilling capacity of 196000 litres per day (LPD). Also Intensive Dairy Development Programme was implemented in Idukki district during 2004 -2009 with a total outlay of Rs.288.15 lakhs with 100% achievement. The increase in investments under plan schemes, Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) etc are expected to bring in a sea change in milk production scenario.