Dudhsagar Dairy
Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd.

Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

Taking Care of Rural Milk Producers, Most of Whom are Women

From every rupee paid by our consumers, around 80 paise is paid to the cooperative dairy farmers, who are our owners. It is the best consumer to producer price ratio in this part of the world. For a dairy farmer to keep producing milk, she should be able to cover the cost of production and earn her livelihood.

In the recent past, there has been substantial increase in raw material cost of cattle feed and labor costs, and this has led to an increase in cost of milk production. Keeping this in mind, we revise the price in order to take care of our dairy farmers – majority of whom are women.

Women Leadership

In village economy women constitute an important driving force; there is, however, a need to help their potential to bloom to its’ full potential. Women Leadership & Awareness Programs of the Union are aimed to provide necessary impetus for active participation of the women in village / cooperative activities.

Vision Mission Strategy (VMS) Workshops

This programme aims at to create a document on Vision, Mission and Strategy for Village Dairy Co-operative Societies. This process has helped to involve and develop dairy farmers for their future planning and review of the growth thereby improve their income and quality of life.

Milk Day Celebration

This programme aims at bringing together all members, including Chairman, Management Committee Members and respective producer members of Dairy Co-operative Societies to identify and solve their problems. This programme is attended by the respective Board of Director and Chairman from the District Union, Internal Consultant of Co-operative Department of District Union. It provide opportunities to air the grievances of Milk Producers’ to Chairman and board of Management and short out problems. It is a Mission of Cooperative Education and Training.

Sustainable Development

The Amul modeled Dudhsagar Dairy provides sustainable livelihood to its farmer members. Dudhsagar Dairy is the largest dairy in India and provide inclusive growth, economic freedom and sustainability to over 5.2 lac dairy farmers.

Sustainable Livelihood means to alleviate poverty and bring positive changes in terms of social, economical, political empowerment. We aim to provide such types of freedom with inclusive growth in terms of women education, health and hygiene and turn around development. Out aim to bring smiles to our farmer members.

Social Empowerment

Our movement is well-knit in the Mehsana Milk Shed area involving 1303 Member Societies and 4.8 LACS Members as on 31st March 2008. A visionary movement initiated 50 years ago the movement have never been a cake walk. Much work has been done; but we cannot be complacent; many more activities have been taken up to include society building schemes, installation of Bulk Milk Cooling Units etc.

Political Empowerment

Cooperative society also empowers the members to become more politically aware and active in Local Self Government.Some members have become MLAs / MPs / Ministers

The present Chairman of Dudhsagar Dairy is a former cabinet Minister of Gujarat. The Panchmahal Dairy’s Chairman is a sitting Lok Sabha M.P. and two other Dairy Chairmen who are also members of GCMMF Board are sitting MLAs.

Economic Empowerment

Dudhsagar Dairy has taken a historic decision for the economic empowerment of their members. Especially the women. Dudhsagar Dairy, which is Amul modeled dairy cooperative will give the money to women members. Dairy will take care to open an account in the name of women members with the bank and with member societies. The amount will be directly credited to the bank so that women can have direct access to the funds.

It has been observed that every morning women get up early and manage to get milk from the animals. They nourish the animals just like their own children. They are the backbone in dairy cooperative model. So in order to provide Economic Empowerment to the women member, dudhsagar dairy has decided to credit the amount in the bank accounts of the women members.

Dudhsagar Patrika

Dudhsagar Patrika is a magazine published by Dudhsagar Dairy which provides activity updates of Dudhsagar Dairy and learning on Dairy Farming, Cattle Feed, Animal Husbandry, Women Empowerment etc.


Dudhsagar Dairy,
Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd.
Post Box No.1,
Gujarat 384 002,