Dairy Development

Increasing the revolving fund

As the dairy movement became prosperous, additional money was deducted at source from the remuneration to the milk producers, so to increase the revolving fund. In addition to giving loans to the entrepreneurs for procuring cows, the scope of the revolving fund was now extended to provide loans for other necessities of life, like:
  • Land purchases, motor pumps.
  • Constructing house /Gobar gas plant.
  • Digging well.
  • To absorb the default on loan, in cases where the procured cow succumbed to illness.

With increasing prosperity and monetary gains, more funds were deducted at source from the milk producers, creating a development fund to be utilized for:

  • Building a milk collection centre.
  • Purchase of bull to avoid dependence on artificial insemination.
  • Creation of cow-sheds, creating channels for collecting the refuse generated from the cows, for making compost manure in the soakage pits.
  • Subsidy on fodder production, fodder cutter and vermin composting sheds and other allied endeavours.

Thus, the development fund gave impetus to dairy and agriculture related activites. This, in turn, showed the various positive spin-offs, as follows:
green fodder

  • Nagapur earned a reputation for high yielding cows and won the best livestock award in the district of Wardha.
  • On an average, each family started contributing 50 litres of high quality milk/day.
  • A piece of irrigated farm land was earmarked by each farmer exclusively for green fodder cultivation.
  • With a non-partisan, transparent model with decentralization of power and regular meetings for consensus, a rational, feasible and replicable management system for the co-operative society to run efficiently, Professor Jajoo  gradually withdrew from the daily affairs and monthly meetings, only to remain as a guide, counselor, trustee and arbitrator.

Thus, a booming alternate avenue for income generation was created, with the villagers as the stakeholders, again using the model of co-operation, consensus and people leadership. View More Images