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  • INTRODUCTION
  • ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY

INTRODUCTION

  • With purpose to supply clean and pasteurised good quality milk to people in Mumbai city first dairy in Asia was started at Aarey Milk Colony in year 1951.
  • Separate Dairy Development Department started in year 1958 to provide necessary infrastructure for development of Dairy industries in whole state of Maharashtra. The head of this dept. is referred as “Milk Commissioner”
  • Dairy Development Dept. then established 38 milk processing dairies and 81 chilling centre as per requirement.
  • In the year 1960, about 1 LLPD (lakh ltrs. per day) of milk was procured and in year 2015-16 the figure goes up to 114 LLPD.
  • Dairy as business is complimentary to agriculture business. Govt. is committed to distribute milk produced in rural area in various cities . For this purpose Govt. has developed infrastructure for procurement, transport, process, packaging and distribution of milk. A chain is formed from village level to Govt. milk processing dairy. This chain includes Primary Milk Co-op. societies at village level, Milk Sangh at Taluka and District level which supply milk to Govt. Dairy. Up to year 1960 distribution of milk was limited to Mumbai city which is then expanded to major cities like Pune, Nagpur Nashik.
  • During year 1981 to 1987 Operation Flood-2 was implemented in 21 district. Under this programme building of milk chilling centre at Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Pune, Solapur, Akluj and expansion of existing Dairies was completed.
  • Operation Flood-3 programme was operated in all District where Rs.23.00 crores were invested. Total investment in all Operation Flood programme was Rs. 81 Crores.
  • To solve problem of excess milk School Feed programme was run during year 1985-86 under which 477296 student were feed 71594 Litres of Milk per Day Policy decision was taken in year 1991 to hand over Govt Dairies to Sangh in selected district where Sangh was performing well. According to this policy Govt. Milk Scheme at Baramati, Kolhapur, Sangmner and Pandharpur were handed over to Sangh.
  • With implementation of Milk and Milk Product Order of Govt. of India, dairy business made open to Private Sector in year 1992. Along with Govt. and Co-op. sector private sector started computing in Dairy business. As effect of expansion of Co-op. sector, entry of private sector in dairy business grip of Govt. on this business started loosening. Year 1985 to 1995 was transition period for Dairy business. With commencing of State Federation Dairy in Mumbai market of Govt. milk in Mumbai started reducing.
  • To solve problem of excess milk Govt. opened market of other cities including Mumbai to Sangh. As a result brand like Gokul ,Warna started selling their products. This also reduces part of Govt. Milk in market.
  • During year 195-96 total procurement of milk by Govt. and Co-op. Sangh was 31.40 LLPD which raised to 40 LLPD in year2005-2006. Total distribution of milk by Govt in year 1995-96 was 8.59 LLPD which reduced to 6.68 LLPD in year 2005-06. During this period Co-op. sagh increased their distribution substantially.
  • In year 1997 Govt. partly change policy taken in 1991 about hand over of dairies to sangh to improve importance of Govt. Daires. But Govt. has not made any investment on dairy machineries.
  • In Year 2002 Govt. again changed its policy and started handover of dairies where ever it is possible and policy is adopted to exit the dairy business step by step. Due to non availability of funds for modernisation of machineries and for advertisement, market of Govt. milk still started further reducing . This increases losses of Govt. in this business. During year 1995 to 2006 most of chilling centres and dairies handed over to Sangh which causes major loss in milk procurement by Govt. At present major part of procurement is covered by Co-op. and private sector.
  • The details of milk Procurement, Distribution and Conversion during year 2011-12 to 2015-16 by Co-Op. , Private and Govt. sector are as follows.
Daily Average milk procurement, distribution & conversion by Govt., Co-Op. & private  sector in Maharashtra State
Milk Procurement
( Lakh litres per Day )
Milk Distribution   
( Lakh litres per Day )
S.M.P. Convesion
( Lakh litres per Day )

Year

Gov.

Co-Op.

Private

Total

Gov.

Co-Op.

Private

Total

Gov.

Co-Op.

Total

2010-11

2.12

33.40

54.11

89.62

2.11

29.84

58.02

89.98

0.08

2.62

2.70

2011-12

1.62

36.95

62.27

100.84

1.48

29.76

66.18

97.42

0.28

3.68

3.95

2012-13

2.02

38.72

60.64

101.38

1.49

34.32

59.90

95.70

0.72

3.83

4.54

2013-14

1.35

37.81

60.88

100.04

1.44

36.89

61.43

99.75

0.08

2.96

3.04

2014-15

1.10

44.34

69.48

114.93

0.78

40.54

52.96

94.28

0.33

4.30

4.62

2015-16

2.46

48.76

64.67

115.89

0.96

51.45

35.72

88.12

1.42

3.80

5.21

 

Daily Average milk procurement, distribution & conversion by Govt., Co-Op. & private  sector in Maharashtra State in Year 2016-17
Milk Procurement
( Lakh litres per Day )
Milk Distribution   
( Lakh litres per Day )

 

S.M.P. Convesion
( Lakh litres per Day )

Month

Gov.

Co-Op.

Private

Total

Gov.

Co-Op.

Private

Total

Gov.

Co-Op.

Total

Apr.16

0.97

46.22

63.32

110.50

0.90

52.03

35.71

88.63

0.00

3.38

3.38

May 16

0.84

44.18

61.62

106.64

0.83

50.22

35.30

86.35

0.00

2.51

2.51

Jun 16

0.66

42.16

60.30

103.11

0.86

50.39

36.53

87.77

0.00

1.33

1.33

Jul. 16

0.72

40.62

57.06

98.39

0.82

50.06

37.76

88.64

0.00

1.08

1.08

Aug. 16

0.69

40.96

59.34

100.99

0.67

50.67

36.89

88.23

0.00

0.96

0.96

Sept. 16

0.74

42.16

59.42

102.32

0.75

51.50

35.06

87.31

0.00

1.10

1.10

Oct. 16

0.78

42.75

60.33

103.86

0.78

51.57

35.82

88.16

0.00

1.10

1.10

Nov.16 1.03 45.18 62.88 109.09 0.83 52.73 34.97 88.53 0.00 1.71 1.71
Dec 16 0.99 48.47 63.58 113.04 0.87 55.80 37.06 93.73 0.00 2.45 2.45
Jan 17 0.93 48.75 65.75 115.43 0.87 56.12 38.24 95.23 0.00 1.99 1.99
Feb 17 0.79  47.70 67.09 115.58 0.80 52.01 36.41 89.23 0.00 5.95 5.95
Mar 17       0.00       0.00     0.00

Total

9.14 

489.14

680.67

1178.95

8.96

573.09

399.75

981.81

0.00

23.56

23.56

Average

0.83

44.47

61.88

107.18

0.81

52.10

36.34

89.26

0.00

2.14

2.14

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

Dairy Development Commissioner is the head of the Department and 5 Dy.Dairy Development Commissioners undertake departmental activities such as Planning of milk production, procurement, Distribution, processing, quality control, Dairy Engineering, Maintenance, Vigilance,  Administrative , Financial etc. As per the Revenue Division of the State, each division has Regional Dairy Development Officer and at district level, District Dairy Development Officer. Each milk scheme has a General Manager or Dairy Manager. The whole administrative structure looks after the work of procurement/ processing/distribution of milk and coordination with Co-operative unions/sanghs. At Mumbai, General Manager, Greater Mumbai Milk Scheme controls the working of Aarey, Worli and Kurla dairy. Department has 3 farms located at Aarey, Dapchari, and Palghar. Controller of Cattle controls the cattle population within Mumbai and Suburban area. Administration of Aarey Milk Colony is performed by Chief Executive Officer

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