Milk Marketing of Non-members and Members of Dairy Co-operatives in Champawat District of Uttarakhand- A Comparative Analysis

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP417    | Article Id: BKAP417 | Page : 84-87
Citation :- Milk Marketing of Non-members and Members of Dairy Co-operatives in Champawat District of Uttarakhand- A Comparative Analysis.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2022.(37):84-87
Reeta Karki, Arpita Kotnala kotnala.arpita@gmail.com
Address : G.D. Goenka University, Gurugram, Sohna-122 103, Haryana, India.
Submitted Date : 30-12-2021
Accepted Date : 15-03-2022


Background: The present study was under taken in Champawat district of Uttarakhand state with the objective to work out marketing of milk between non-members and members of dairy co-operatives societies. 
Methods: Study was mainly based on primary data collected for a period of 300days lactation period. Two blocks namely, Champawat and Barakot block were selected purposively. A sample of 60 milk producers selected out of which  thirty milk producers belonged to co-operative system, while the rest thirty belonged to private system. 
Result: Among the three channels observed, only one channel was found under co-operative while two channels were found to exist under private system of marketing. In private system of marketing, channel I (milk producer-consumer) was found to be most efficient channel from producer’s point of view. The study revealed that the members of dairy cooperatives were not beneficiaries due to higher marketing margin, price spread and lower producer’s share in consumer’s rupee. The major constraint faced by non-members was poor means of transport whereas the same is not considered as a problem for members of dairy co-operatives. The study suggested to improvement of infrastructural facilities and minimizes the superfluous expenses.


Dairy Co-operatives Marketing Members Non-members


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