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The Director of Dairy Development is the Head of the Department with Headquarters at Pattom, Trivandrum. The District offices are headed by the Deputy Directors of Dairy Development. The cutting edge level of the department is the Dairy Extension Service Unit (DESU), functioning under a Dairy Extension Officer (DEO) at Block level. The District Milk Quality Control Unit headed by an Assistant Director of Dairy Development i.e. Quality Control Officer(QCO) is attached to the respective district office. There are five Dairy Training Centres of the Department viz at Trivandrum, Oachira, Kottayam, Alathur and Kozhikode each headed by a Deputy Director of Dairy Development/Principal. The Sewage farm at Valiathura, Trivandrum functions under a Deputy Director of Dairy Development/ Superintendent.

Mission and Vision of the Department

Vision

To take a lead role in making the state self sufficient in milk production and fodder production, strengthening the Dairy 
Co-operative sector, thereby ensuring fair price for the milk producers and quality milk food for the general public.

Mission
•    To sustain the growth rate in milk production to bridge the demand-supply gap and attain the annual milk production target of 35 Lakh Metric Tonnes by 2012
•    To promote quality forage production for economic milk production.
•    To bring 3 Lakh more farmer members under the dairy co-operative sector.
•    To develop and propagate cost-effective strategies for sustainable dairy farming.
•    To strengthen the dairy extension network in the state thereby propagating the growing importance of milk production for food security.
•    To achieve sustained growth in the availability of quality milk and milk products for the burgeoning population of Kerala.
•    To increase the per capita consumption of milk by popularizing milk and milk products.

Organisation Structure

The Director of Dairy Development is the Head of the Department. The Directorate is situated at Trivandrum. There are 14 district offices each headed by a Deputy Director of Dairy Development. In each district, there are Dairy Extension Service Units at the Block Level. The Extension Service Unit is the cutting edge level of the department and is headed by Dairy Extension Officer. The Dairy Extension Officer reports to the District Deputy Director who in turn reports to the Director. In addition to this there are 14 District Quality Control Units. Each unit is headed by an Assistant Director who is designated as Quality Control Officer. The Director is assisted at the Directorate by 2 Joint Directors, 3 Deputy Directors, an Administrative Officer, Finance Officer, and supporting staff.

Line departments, Institutions and organizations under the department: (pdf)

NO: OF DAIRY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES AS ON 31 JUNE 2010

REGION

DISTRICT

DAIRY CO-OPERATIVESOCIETIES

APCOS

TRADITIONAL

TOTAL

Trivandrum

Trivandrum

329

81

410

 

Kollam

270

64

334

 

Pathanamthitta

188

16

204

 

Alappuzha

241

26

267

Ernakulam

Kottayam

231

31

262

 

Idukki

184

31

215

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernakulam

325

19

344

 

Trichur

213

69

282

Malabar

Palakkad

293

23

316

 

Malappuram

211

33

244

 

Kozhikode

207

32

239

 

Wayanad

53

2

55

 

Kannur

149

61

210

 

Kasaragod

113

8

121

Total


2552

616

3503

Major Functions of the department

The Department has statutory functions under the Kerala Co-operative Societies Act 1969 and the Milk Products Order 1992 issued by the Government of India under the Essential Commodities Act besides developmental programmes. There are 3138 Primary Dairy Co-operatives (as on 31-03-2002), 3 Regional Unions and I Apex Federation (Commonly known as Milma) under the Administrative supervision of this department. 18 Dairies registered under the MMPO is being monitored by the department. The department is the nodal agency for Fodder Development and Rural Dairy Extension. Financial assistance is extended to dairy co-operatives in addition to technical advice. The dairy farmers, housewives, dairy co-operators and dairy co-operative employees are imparted training in different aspects at the Dairy Training Centres of the department.


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