THE SALEM DISTRICT CO-OPERATIVE MILK PRODUCERS' UNION LTD, SALEM
The Salem District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd., was registered on 10-07-1978 under Tamilnadu Co-operative Societies Act and started functioning from 07-10-1978. The object of the Union is to carry out activities conducive to the economic development of agriculturists and agricultural tenants and labourers by organising effectively production, processing and marketing of milk commodities. The commercial production of products viz. Butter, Ghee and Skim Milk Powder started on 16-08-1983.
The Dairy complex is situated in about 46 acres of land bounded by Sithanur and Dhalavaipatty villages in Steel Plant Road.
In total 1100 Milk Producers Co-operative Societies are affiliated and 932 Societies are functioning. The milk is collected through 55 milk routes daily ranging from 2.5 lakhs to 3.25 lakhs litres of milk per day depending on the season.
The Procurement and Input operations are managed through 8 milk procurement team offices at Salem, Sankari, Namakkal, P.Velur, Attur, Rasipuram, Mettur, and Valapady. The milk is delivered at the dock of the three Chilling Centres at Namakkal, P.Velur, Attur and the Main Dairy at Salem for chilling.
Artificial Insemination Service, Input Veterinary Service and Emergency veterinary service and being provided to the animals of the producers in societies by the Veterinarians of this union. Further, artificial inseminations with exotic, cross bred and murrah bull semen are being undertaken through the 564 Artificial Insemination Sub-Centres of the Primary societies / Union and doing on an average of 26,000 Artificial Insemination per month. Nutritious Cattle Feed is being supplied to the members at par rate.
union has taken up cultivation of fodder crops like Cumbu Napier,
Hamil grass, Buffaloe grass, Subabul, Sithakathi Cholam, Cumbu, Maize,
Cowpea and Hedge Lucerne etc. for distribution of seed materials to
the milk producers through milk cooperative societies at free of
cost/at nominal cost.
The Union had setup a Training Centre in the year 1985 under Operation Flood. The Training Centre is imparting Training to the DCS Personnel of our union and also from Periyar, Coimbatore and Nilgiris unions.
Training Centre conduct the
programmes such as
STEP (Support Training Employment Programme)
is proposed to organise
and assist 25 Women Dairy Co-operatives both in Salem and Namakkal
Districts during the period from 2002 to 2005, involving 1750 women
members through Self Help Groups.
proposed 25 dairy Co-operatives will have 70
members in each society and they will be identified, trained in
all aspects of Dairying and monitored continuously for their economic
The Dairy has installed capacity to process 3 Lakh litres of milk per day, to produce 10 MT of Skim Milk Powder 9 MT of Butter and 6 MT of Ghee.
The quantity of milk available after local sales and despatch to Chennai is converted into products viz., Butter, Ghee and Skim Milk Powder. Ghee and Skim Milk Powder are being sold in the markets all over India through the Tamil Nadu Co-op. Milk Producers' Federation Ltd., Chennai with "Agmark" and "ISI" grades respectively. Our products bear the famous brand name of "AAVIN". I.S.O. 9002 Certificate also obtained for Production and Supply of Milk, Skim Milk Powder, Butter, Ghee and UHT Milk in Tetra Pack.
Ultra High temperature treated milk has a shelf life of 120 days at room temperature without refrigeration. For Ultra High Temperature treatment, milk of low bacteriological count is taken and is subjected to high temperature of 140 degree C gradually ( Exposed for 2 seconds) and cooled back to ambient temperature and packed in sterile Aluminium foil polythene paper in the shape of Brick
The main advantages of Ultra High Temperature treated milk are:
The wing comprises two sections: as Chemical and Bacteriological.
role of the lab is to assist in stage-wise testing and reporting the
quality status of milk processed and standardized so that milk of the
correct standards are prepared and marketed.
Similarly Cream, Butter, Butter-Milk, Ghee and Skim Milk Powder
are tested at regular intervals both during production and storage to
check that there is no quality deterioration.
Water, cleaning chemicals packing
materials, etc., are also tested regularly to ensure their
conformity to pre-set standards.
The bacteriologists check incoming and processed in milk and
also milk products in addition to water & environmental air to
ensure that they are free from harmful microorganisms.
They also check the sterility of plant and equipment to ensure
their hygienic status. The Dairy has an effluent treatment plant.
The effluent is tested
periodically to ensure that it satisfies the standards prescribed by
the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.
Salem Union markets about 83,000 litres of liquid milk per day in Salem & Namakkal Districts through 15 Routes, 375 sale points and 25 parlours.
products are available at the parlours
and for special orders and requirement of
products the following offices may be contacted.