From the profit earned by the union in 2012-13

School Education Minister K.C. Veeramani paid incentive amount to the tune of Rs. 9.44 crore to milk producers’ cooperative societies which are members of the Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Districts Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union at a function got up at the Union office here on Saturday.

The incentive was paid out of the profit earned by the cooperative union in 2012-13. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Veeramani said that the Chief Minister has ordered payment of the incentive at the right time.

Fodder subsidy

The incentive, which would benefit 49,571 milk producers who are members of primary milk producers’ cooperative societies, comprised Rs. 5.1 crore calculated on the basis of an incentive of 50 paise to 60 paise per litre based on the quality of the milk supplied by the societies, and Rs. 4.34 crore calculated on the basis of 40 paise per litre from out of the additional procurement price paid to the societies.

Besides, the cooperative union is also providing subsidy of Rs. 4 per kg for mixed cattle feed, Rs. 25 per kg for mineral mixture and Rs. 1 per kg for cholam green fodder to the milk producers.

Pointing out that the Vellore union stood second to Salem union in milk production at the State level, the Minister requested the milk producers to utilise the incentive amount and increase milk production so that Vellore obtained the first position.

R. Nanthagopal, Collector of Vellore, presided. D. Velazhagan, chairman of the Vellore cooperative union; R. Vanaroja, vice-chairperson; C. Ezhumalai, District Panchayat member; M. Periyasamy, general manager of the Vellore union; A. Dominic Divyanathan, Deputy GM, Vellore union; A.P.L. Sundaram, president of Zone-2 of Vellore Corporation; N. Ramachandran, Deputy Registrar (Dairying), Vellore; and R. Muniraj, Deputy Registrar (Dairying), Tiruvannamalai participated.

  • Vellore Union stood second to Salem Union in milk production at the State level

  • Milk producers requested to utilise the incentive amount to increase production