Kolar-Chikkaballapura District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Ltd., (KOMUL)
Kolar-Chikkaballapura District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Ltd., (KOMUL) is Karnataka’s 2nd highest Milk Producing District organisation. It is a District level apex body of milk cooperatives in Karnataka, which aims to provide remunerative returns to the farmers by eliminating the middlemen and also serve the interest of consumers by providing quality Milk & milk products, which are good value for money.
Once the Dist. was named as Land of Gold & Silk, is making inroads in Quality Milk Production. It is KOMUL first installed “ Bulk Milk Coolers & Community Milking Machines ” at Society level in the state of Karnataka to get the quality milk required for UHT milk packed at Kolar Dairy under the brand name of nandini ‘Good-Life ’.
Presently Union has full pledged dairy at Kolar with an installed capacity of 2.0 LLPD, and three chilling centers at Chinthamani, Sadli, & Gowribidnur with 1.0 LLPD capacity each respectively. KOMUL started marketing of liquid milk in polythene sachets in entire Kolar District and parts of Bangalore City since 1994. The Mnemonic Symbol of NDDB was adopted by the Union from April’ 2002 to market the liquid milk.
Kolar-Chikkaballapura District Co-operative Milk Producers Union is registered under Co-operative Societies act after bifurcation from Bangalore District Co-operative Milk Producers Union on 23/03/1987. The area of operation is restricted to Kolar and Chikkaballapur Districts having 2919 villages of 11 revenue Taluks.
Union started with a Share Capital of Rs.8.56 Lakhs, which was transferred from Bangalore District Milk Union. The Share Capital of the Union as on 2015-16 is Rs.3408.9 Lakhs.
Union was started in the year 1987 with 460 functional DCS, as at the end of March – 2017 Union has 2063 Registered Dairy Co-operative Societies and Commissioned 2046 DCS, of which 1799 DCS are functional. Total Members enrolled are 2,78,886 of which 95,152 are Small Farmers, 95,455 are Marginal Farmers, 50,201 are Agri Labourers, 38,078 are Others. 70,905 are Women Members 41,299 are Schedule Caste 28,134 are Schedule Tribe, and 1499 are OBC members.
The present average Milk procurement during the year 2016 – 17 is 9.63 lakh kgs per day from 1799 DCS comprises of 2.78 lakh members. The Union had registered a growth to the tune of 9 % for the last 5 years.
The cost per kg of Milk is calculated based on Fat and SNF quality of milk. Basic price is calculated for 3.5% Fat and 8.5% SNF. At present Milk is purchased from DCS at price of Rs 26.05 and DCS pays Rs 25.00 to Producers. In 2016-17 the Union has paid Rs 774.86 crores to milk producers.