The Baroda District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited, known as the Baroda Dairy, was set up on the city outskirts in 1959. This growth resulted from comprehensive steps taken to increase milk collection from 1,400 village-level milk co-operative societies located in two districts of Vadodara and Chhotaudepur in Gujarat, its Vice President Ganpatsinh B Solanki said.
Post monsoon, a vaccination drive was launched along with de-worming process in cattle. This was coupled with higher prices for milk procurement, which hugely altered the dyanamics, he said.
Procurement of milk from village-level cooperative societies has gone up.
The procurement of milk from village-level cooperative societies has gone up to 5.50 lakh litres per day, he said. Last year, the average procurement stood at 3.79 lakh litres per day (LLPD) whereas the peak procurement on a single day was at 4.7 LLPD during January this year, he added.
About 2.95 lakh members supplying milk to Baroda Dairy get a good price which the private players find it difficult to match, Solanki said. In addition, the milk producers get to purchase cattle feed from Baroda Dairy's cattle feed plant at subsidised rates, a benefit which will not be available to them on selling milk to private parties, he said.