Collector P. Sankar distributed incentive totalling Rs. 36.5 lakh to the milk producers who are members of the 880 cooperative milk producers’ societies in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts supplying milk to the Vellore-Tiruvannamalai Districts Cooperative Milk Producers Union (VTDCMPU), at a function at the Collectorate here on Thursday.

According to an official release, the sum of 50 paise to 60 paise per litre which is being deducted for administrative expenditure from the amount payable to the producers based on the quality of the milk supplied by them has been given back to them as incentive for supplying quality milk and enabling the Union to make profits.

The incentive was for the 71.62 lakh litres of milk supplied by the producers during February 2013.

The incentive for the month of March would be calculated and paid to the producers, the collector said, and appealed to the producers to continue to supply milk to the Union and benefit by it.

The Union procured on an average 2.60 lakh litres of milk daily from the 880 societies.

Of this, 80,000 litres is sold to consumers in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts, while the remaining milk is sent to Chennai to meet the requirements of consumers there. The Union has been making profits for the last four years.

C. Sadasivam, General Manager, VTDCMPU, A. Dominic Divyanathan, Assistant General Manager, VTDCMPU, and Deputy Registrars K.R. Subramanian (Vellore) and N. Ramachandran (Tiruvannamalai) participated.