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. The custom packing of Set Curds production was undertaken for GCMMF under the brand name of Amul Masti-Dahi during Aug’2001.
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 at present is Rs.1175.63 Lakhs.
ORGANISATION OF MPCS
At the end of Apr-2009 Union have registered 1743 MPCS out of which 1580 MPCS are functioning. The Functional DCS includes 127 exclusive Women Dairy Co-operative Societies.
The program of STEP advocates the objectives of extending training for up gradation of skills and sustainable employment for women through a variety of action-oriented projects, which employ women in large number.
The scheme covers 8 traditional sectors of employment. Dairying and Animal Husbandry is one such sector, which gives sustainable employment and income.
The program of STEP aims to make a significant impact on women in traditional sectors (dairying & animal husbandry) by upgrading skills and providing employment to women on a project basis by mobilizing women in viable groups, improving skills, arranging for productive assets (milch animals), creating forward and backward linkages, improving/arranging support services, providing access to credit, awareness generation, gender sensitization, nutrition education, sensitization of project functionaries.
As at the end of Apr-2009 Union have 127 exclusive Women Dairy Co-operative Societies. Out of which 101 DCS are covered under STEP program.