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Government Of Assam Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Directorate of Dairy Development

Success Stories

Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Programme

Sangmaji Pathar, a village situated about 25 km away from Nagaon town was identified. A household survey was conducted on each milk producer of the village to ascertain the total surplus marketable milk.The survey result showed a total of about 1100 litres of surplus marketable milk in the village. An awareness programme was launched in July, 2007. This programme motivated the milk producers, resulting in the formation of a dairy cooperative society on 21st July, 2007. The said society was named Jamuna Valley Dugdha Utpadak Samabai Samity. It is registered under Assam Cooperative Societies Act 1949 (Assam Act I of 1950).

The society now handles about 1400 lts of milk. This number is likely to increase as an amount of Rs. 30,000,00/- (Rupees thirty lakhs) has been sanctioned to the members of the society for cattle rearing under Venture Capital scheme by United Bank of India. The society markets their own milk. They earned a profit of Rs,3,00,000/- in the past one year even after remunerating the members. 

Before DCS:

  • The milk producers used to sell their milk to vendors by providing some advance money
  • The vendors used to buy milk as per their requirement
  • Milk producers used to get Rs.14/- per litre of milk
  • There was no credit linkage
  • Producers had no knowledge of milk quality testing or scientific rearing of cattles
  • Producers used to feed wildly grown green grass

After DCS:

  • The society collects milk from its members twice a day (Morning and Evening)
  • The society collects milk 365 days a year
  • Producers get an amount of Rs. 17 per litre of milk
  • An amount of Rs. 30,000,00/- (Rupees thirty lakhs) was sanctioned to the members of the society for cattle rearing under Venture Capital scheme by United Bank of India
  • Producers got credit linkage benifits
  • Capacity building
  • Scientific rearing of cattles
  • Cultivation of perennial green fodder
  • Protein rich Azola cultivation


The formation of societies have significantly benifitted the farmers and increased their income. Some of the reasons being:

  • Average increase in milk price (Rs.6 i.e. 42%)
  • Reduced cost of milk production
  • Increase in milk production
  • Reduced mortality rate of cattle
  • Reduced or no loss of milk