Procurement and Input


To Harness the surplus milk available in the villages of the district, primary milk producers’ Co-operative societies are commissioned in the feasible areas involving following steps.

  • A requisition letter about the formation of a new DCS form the village people is received by the milk union.
  • This is followed by the survey by field extension officers about the breedable cattle population and surplus milk production in the village.
  • A Gramsabha is conducted after the survey in which 10 promoters are selected from the village. A chief promoter is selected among themselves who will be responsible for share collection assigned by Asst. Registrar of co-op societies..
  • The chief promoter & Promoters together should collect at least a sum of Rs. 20,000/- & the amount is deposited in the DCS bank. He should then send a proposal to the milk union, which is followed by the registration of DCS by ARCS.
  • Among the members of the DCS, a board of 9 members is elected by themselves in which a seat is reserved for woman & to a person from SC/ST caste.This contributes to the upliftment of socially backward classes .The president for the requisite term is selected / elected from 9 directors. The full pledged board of a DCS employs a secretary and milk tester to carry out the milk collection.

All the societies in the district will become a member share holder of the affiliated union which in turn assists the new DCS financially in kind, collects milk from the DCS both morning & evening shifts, through the organized milk route. The milk payment is according to quality of the milk both fat & SNF

Technical Input activities

The primary Aim of the Union is to assist farmer in making him / herself sustaining in all spheres of dairying and animal husbandry, apart from regular marketing avenues for the produced milk.



The union replenishes first aid kit along with medicines to the selected societies. At present the Union has already covered 1010 societies under first aid facilities. These societies will be provided with first aid drugs free of cost and the necessary training will be imparted to the first aid workers.


In the milk shed area, 9 veterinary subcentres are working. From these centers veterinary health care camps and emergency services are being provided to all functional societies. Emergency services will be provided round the clock and charges a nominal fee of Rs. 40/- irrespective of the distance traveled, cost of the medicines and service charges.



To improve he local breeds and to enhance milk production, artificial insemination programme has been continued. As on Apr-2017, 99 single AI centres and 112 cluster AI centres are in operation covering 799 societies. More thrust has been given to organize single AI centres by looking into the terrain and increased coverage of animals at door step.Union also provides timely vaccinations for Thailariaosis and FMD.




The Union has 20 acres of farm land I which varieties of fodder seeds and root slips will be produced to cater to the needs of the producers. These fodder seeds will be distributed to producers at 50% subsidy. To enhance the productivity of animals, balanced cattle feed and mineral mixtures are being supplied through the DCS against indent.

The farmers are also educated for enrichment of dry fodder with urea for better utilization. To reduce the production cost of milk, the farmers are being educated to establish silage demonstration.

The farmers are being educated to cultivate Azolla which is rich in protein. To avoid wastage of fodder Chaff cutters will be provided to the interested farmers at subsidized rate.




Hygiene takes front seat in dairy industry. Union place it in high priority by assisting the procured milk with lesser bacterial load by providing bulk milk coolers wherever necessary, chilling milk at the DCS level instantly to 4 deg centigrade. The bulk chilled milk would be transported to the main dairy once in 24 hours. Presently 78 BMC’s are in operation .
  For transparent weighing practices, 550 DCS are provided with Electronic weighing scales with Rs. 5000/- subsidy for each unit.Computer assisted, Electronic weighing scale & Milk testing Machine provided, Automatic milk collection units are distributed to the selected DCS with more than 500 litres milk procurement per day to ensure quick, prompt, record generating automated procuring units.


  • Various training programmes such as CMP Training, MCM training, President training, AI Single & Cluster, AMCU, First Aid, Secretary, Tester training & P.D training are being arranged from time to time to enhance work efficiency. The officers of the union are also being trained in different disciplines.
  • Government scheme like Yashaswini Health Insurance scheme which covers all medical operation costs, Amrutha Yojana to provide milch animals with subsidy to general, SC/ST widows & destitute.
  • Rs. 2/- Incentive schemes for every litre of milk declared by Govt of Karnataka is effectively implemented through Tumkur Milk Union. From 14th May 2013 onwards, the incentive is increased from Rs.2/- to Rs 4/- per litre of milk and 1st December 2016 onwards, the incentive is increased from Rs.4/- to Rs 5/- per litre of milk.
  • STEP (Support to Women Training & Education Program) is designed by KMF through Govt funds provides Golden opportunity to village women, implemented by TUMKUR MILK UNION.