Registrar of Co-Operative Societies
Government of Nagaland

District Level - DIMUL

The Dimapur District Milk Producers Union(DIMUL) Ltd., Dimapur

     The Dimapur District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. Was registered during May 1984 with Kohima district as its area of operation. Following the bifurcation of Kohima district into Kohima and Dimapur districts, its area of operation now falls in Dimapur district.

     The organization is an autonomous district level cooperative milk union whose management and administrative functions are governed by the provision of its own Bye-Laws framed under the Assam Cooperative Societies Act 1949 and the Assam Cooperative Rules 1953 now enforced in Nagaland. Since the year 2001-02 the Union had elected Board of Directors with 8 members drawn from farmer representatives and 4 nominated official members. The Chief Executive Officer is the administrative head of the union.

     As on 28th Feb. 2011, the union organized 47 Dairy Cooperative Societies (DCS) of which, 25 DCS are functional. 1870 milk producers are enrolled as members of DCS, out of which Schedule Tribe constitutes 90%, comprising 1683 farmers and SC/OBC constitute 10% with 187 farmers, women members 443 i.e. 24%. The Union has organized 13 women Dairy Cooperatives and 5 of them are functional.

ACTIVITIES:

     The main activities are (i) Organization of Dairy Cooperative Societies in rural villages (ii) Procurement and Marketing of liquid milk and milk products (iii) Providing technical inputs such as Feeds and Fodder, Artificial Insemination (AI), Animal health coverage and trainings to the members etc. The Central Dairy of the Union located at 7th mile Dimapur with an installed capacity of 10,000 litres per day, produces toned milk and few other fresh milk products such as Lassi, Misti Dahi, Ice-cream and Ghee.

     The Union has been striving to implement the Anand Pattern Dairy Cooperative activities. With the establishment of the Milk Union, marketing needs of the dairy farmers based in rural areas have been addressed significantly. Individual dairy farmers have come together to form village level Dairy Cooperative Societies.