Presented at the
44th Annual General Body Meeting of NCDFI
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
(Subhash Chandra Mandge)