The Village-Based Milk Procurement System (VBMPS) under the NDP-I aims at providing rural milk producers with greater access to the organised milk-processing sector by forming and strengthening dairy cooperatives and Producer Companies. Apart from forming new societies/ pooling points, existing societies/pooling points are also being strengthened by providing village level capital items like bulk milk coolers, milk cans, etc. Strengthening of the dairy cooperative societies and Producer Companies though DPMCUs and AMCUs has resulted in more transparency and fairness in milk procurement operations while installation of BMCs has given farmers more flexibility in pouring milk as well as improvement in quality of milk.
Under VBMPS, during 2015-16, 17 sub projects were approved for implementation and cumulatively till 2015-16, 116 sub projects of 107 EIAs are under implementation from 17 states which include five sub projects of Producer Companies.
Till March 2016, 26,095 villages have been covered out of which new Dairy Cooperative Societies/Milk Pooling Points have been established in 10,528 villages. A total of 7.42 lakh additional milk producers have been enrolled by the approved sub projects. Out of the total milk producers enrolled, 3.41 lakh (46 per cent) are women milk producers.