ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

Co-operative Dairying in Maharashtra-Lessons to be Learned

Though milk production in Maharashtra over last decade has increased by leaps and bounds, only 25 per cent of the milk co-operatives are economically viable in the state. Differential price structure and mismanagement of co-operatives has led to poor procurement of milk resulting in vast regional imbalances in terms of milk production. For the smooth functioning of the milk co-operatives, it is not enough to give remunerative prices to the producers, but the co-operatives themselves should take over the onerous task of ensuring necessary inputs so as to improve productivity and overall genetic stock of milch animals.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top