Address Tamilnadu Co-operative milk producers' Federation Ltd.,
Madhavaram Milk Colony,
Chennai 600051- Tamilnadu
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The Dairy Development Department was established in 1958 in Tamilnadu. The administrative and statutory control over all the milk cooperatives in the State were transferred to the Dairy Development Department on 1.8.1965. The Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development was made as the functional Registrar under the Tamilnadu Cooperative Societies Act. With the adoption of 'Anand pattern' in the State of Tamilnadu, Tamilnadu Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited was registered in the State on 1st February 1981. The commercial activities of the Department such as Milk Procurement, Processing, Chilling, packing and sale of milk to the consumers etc., hitherto dealt with by the Tamilnadu Dairy Development Corporation Ltd., were transferred to the newly registered Tamilnadu Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited, popularly known as "Aavin".
In the wake of liberalization policy, private dairies have also entered into the field of dairying. As per the directions of the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu high priority has been given for improving the performance of milk Co-operatives by adopting a systematic approach and proper strategy in Milk Co-operatives. Significant achievement has been made by Milk Producers' Cooperative Societies, Unions and Federation in the State of Tamilnadu.
The cattle population in India is approximately 15% of total cattle population in the world. India stood no. 1 position in milk production. Tamilnadu is one of the leading state in milk production. The milk production in Tamilnadu per day is 145.88 Lakh litres.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DAIRY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
(1) Assure a remunerative price for the milk produced by the member of the Milk Producers' Co-operative Societies through a stable, steady and well organized market support.
(2) Distribution of quality milk and milk products to the consumers at reasonable price.
Keeping these objectives in mind, a number of activities are undertaken by the Dairy Development Department, viz., Provision of free veterinary health cover to all animals owned by the members of milk cooperatives, implementation of Artificial Insemination Programme, supply of balanced cattle feed and inculcation of farmers with the modern animal husbandry methods and practices.
All activities, which are essential for the up gradation of the milch animals and improving their productivity in the long run, have been undertaken.
Provision of necessary infrastructure facilities for marketing milk and milk products and supply of quality milk to the consumer has been made by way of establishing new chilling centres, pasteurization plants and adoption of modern processing system.
DEPARTMENTAL SET UP
The Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development is the Head of the Dairy Development Department. He is the functional registrar in respect of Dairy Co-operatives in the State. He is also the Ex-officio Managing Director of the Tamilnadu Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited. i.e. Aavin.
The Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development exercises all the statutory powers with regard to the registration of societies, supervision, inspection, inquiry, disputes, liquidation of milk cooperatives including the District Cooperative Milk Producers' Unions and Federation under the relevant provisions of the Tamilnadu Cooperative Societies Act, 1983 and Tamilnadu Cooperative Societies Rules, 1988. While discharging the statutory functions, the Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development is assisted by the Deputy Milk Commissioner (Co-operation) in the rank of Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies and a Deputy Registrar at the Headquarters besides 23 Deputy Registrars (Dairying) at the District level by way of conferring the powers of the functional Registrar.
FUNCTIONS OF THE DAIRY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
The main functions of the Dairy Development Department include Organisation of societies, registration of societies, supervision and control of primary milk cooperatives, District Cooperative Milk Producers Unions and Tamilnadu Cooperative Milk Producers Federation.
The Dairy Development Department exercises statutory function - like Inquiry, Inspection, Surcharge and Super session, appointment of special officers, liquidation and winding up of dormant Societies etc. The Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development, Deputy Milk Commissioner (Co-operation), and Circle Deputy Registrars (Dairying) are vested with quasi-Judicial powers in respect of settlement of disputes, appeal, revision and review under various provisions of Tamilnadu Cooperative Societies Act, 1983 & the Tamilnadu Cooperative societies Rules, 1988 made there under.
The Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development has been designated as the State Registering Authority for the state of Tamilnadu, under the provisions of Milk and Milk Products Order'92. All the Dairy units including private Dairies handling more than 10,000 lpd of milk or Milk Products containing milk solids in excess of 500 Metric tones per annum have to obtain registration certificate under the provision of Milk and Milk Products Order'92. The Commissioner for Milk Production and Dairy Development / State Registering Authority has been conferred with powers to register the dairy units having handling capacity from 10,000 lpd to 2,00,000 lpd. The Commissioner / State Registering Authority, Deputy Milk Commissioner (Co-operation) / District collectors and Deputy Registrars (Dairying) have been authorized to carry out supervision and periodic inspection of the dairies.
PRIMARY DAIRY COOPERATIVES MILK SOCIETIES
A minimum of 25 or more individuals competent to contract under section 11 of the Indian Contract Act of 1872, owning milch animals, can form a Primary Dairy Cooperative Society, with one or more villages as its area of operation. Such persons have to approach the Circle Deputy Registrar's (Dairying) office functioning at the District for further guidance. The members of Primary Cooperative milk society have to supply milk to the Society which will procure milk on quality basis and they will receive milk cost once in 10 days / 15 days from the Society. Milch animals are provided with free veterinary health cover, artificial insemination and the supply of balanced cattle feed. Inductions of farmers on modern animal husbandry practices are aimed at by upgrading the milch animals and thereby improving their productivity in the long run for the benefit of the members.
WOMEN MILK PRODUCERS’ COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES