National Cooperative Dairy

Federation of India Limited

Presented at the 44th Annual General Body Meeting of NCDFI

Honourable members,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the forty fourth annual general meeting of NCDFI.  May I now present before you the Annual Report and the Audited Statement of Accounts of your federation for the year 2013-14.

Report on Operations:

During the year 2013-14, the NCDFI continued to coordinate supplies of milk and milk products. The highlights include:

Coordination with Ministry of Defence

Fresh Milk: NCDFI coordinated supply of about 8.4 crore litres of liquid milk valued at about Rs. 288 crore from the cooperative dairies to about 190 Defence units which include ASC Depots, Air Force Stations and Military Farms under the Ministry of Defence (MoD).  These supplies are being done on daily basis based on the requirement of the units.

Butter Fresh: NCDFI coordinated supply of about 410 MT Butter Fresh valued at about Rs. 12 crore from the cooperative dairies to about 171 Defence units which include ASC Depots, Air Force Stations and Military Farms under the MoD.

UHT Milk: NCDFI coordinated supply of about 3.48 crore litres of UHT (Tetrapak) Milk to 75 Defence units in Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Commands valued at about Rs. 159 crores.

Milk Products: During the year, supply of about 2,605 MT of milk products valued at about Rs. 58.35 crores was coordinated by the NCDFI on behalf of its members to the MoD. The products supplied include 1,102 MT Whole Milk Powder, 425 MT Butter Tinned, 314 MT Ghee and 764 MT Canned Condensed Milk (Sweetened).

NCDFI also coordinated supply of 214 MT of milk products valued at about Rs. 3.5 crores to Indo-Tibetan Border Police which includes Sweetened Condensed Milk, Whole Milk Powder and Butter Tinned..

Thus your federation coordinated milk and milk product supplies worth of about Rs. 521 crores during the year      2013-14.

Supplies to Indian Army

Recent trend shows that only a few dairy cooperatives are taking active part in the supplies to the Army. This is a serious concern. Increasing gap between the demand and supply of milk and volatility in the prices are major reasons for non participation. Supplies to the Indian Army are always considered as a pride. Apart from the privilege and the business interests, cooperatives who have been consistently supplying to the Army have had tangible and intangible benefits from this arrangement. For small dairies, it served the purpose of having an assured market for their produce. For some, it helped in capacity building, consistently improving the quality of products, in creating good will and also in expanding to other markets. It should be considered as our joint responsibility to meet the milk and milk product requirement of the Army consistently and hence, I urge for larger participation of dairy cooperatives in Army supplies.

Milk and milk product supplies to IRCTC

In July 2009 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) entered into an agreement with the NCDFI to procure milk and milk products of NCDFI member organizations. The agreement is extended periodically and valid till December 2014. During the year 2013-14, many member organizations have supplied milk and milk products to IRCTC base kitchens and pantry cars under this arrangement.

Accessing the need of dairy cooperatives

I feel that the NCDFI being an apex body of dairy cooperatives should assess the need of different District Milk Unions and State Federations and work to strengthen the Cooperative Governance and address the pertinent issues. To get the feedback from the member cooperatives NCDFI is arranging Seminars / Workshops in different regions covering cooperatives in those areas.

First such seminar was organised at Jubilee Hall, VAMNICOM, Pune on December 02, 2013. The topic of the seminar is “Dairy Cooperative: A Sustainable Model for Social Change”. About 140 participants from various cooperative dairies in Maharashtra and Goa states have attended the seminar.

Seminar could provide an opportunity to the NCDFI to get valuable feedback from various cooperative dairies on the issues pertaining to procurement, processing, marketing, governance, policy, etc. NCDFI is working on the feedback received from the participants and also arranging similar seminars in other states.  I request the members to share their concerns and suggestions with us so as to improve the working of the NCDFI.

Liaisoning with the Government

The NCDFI continued to do liaisoning with the Government on various policy issues. On June 26, 2013, the delegation consisting of the NCDFI Board members and senior officials met the Honorable Agricultural Minister and submitted a memorandum on various policy issues pertaining to the dairy cooperatives. I am happy to inform that the Honorable Minister has taken positive actions on some of the issues submitted by the NCDFI.

Further, I strongly feel that more efforts are needed in taking up various pertinent issues of cooperative sector with the ministries like defence, agriculture, cooperation and railways. I request for whole hearted participation of members in working out a continuous strategy for liaisoning with various Government authorities.


I would like to specially thank the millions of our milk producers and oilseeds growers who are the grassroot members of cooperatives affiliated to NCDFI. They continue to provide the support to the NCDFI’s activities.

I gratefully acknowledge the continuing support we receive from the National Dairy Development Board.

I am grateful to the Institute of Rural Management, Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala and Animal Breeding Centre for their help and cooperation.  

I would like to thank the Government of India, especially the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Railways, the Railway Board and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for their help and support. 

I would like to convey special thanks to Chairmen and Chief Executives of our member federations who have actively participated in the different meetings of NCDFI. They have always provided their valuable support. 

My thanks to our Bankers and Auditors for the services rendered by them.  

A note of appreciation for the officers and staff of NCDFI, it is through their hard work and devotion, that, NCDFI could carry out its activities smoothly during the year. 

Thank you,

                                                                                                              On behalf of the Board of Directors
                                                                                                                (Subhash Chandra Mandge)