Union established under a World Bank project. The Union sells milk and milk products under the brand name of “Nandini”.
30 Mar 1977
The Tumkur Milk Union registered as "Tumkur Co-operative Milk Producers Societies Union Limited" under registrar of Co-operative societies act. The dairy co-operatives were established under the ANAND pattern in a three tier system. Formation of Village Level Dairy Co-operatives societies at village level, Milk Unions at District Level to take care of the procurement, processing and marketing of milk and Federation at state level to co-ordinate milk movement and marketing at the State level.
Areas of operation covering entire Tumkur district of Karnataka. These include the Tumkur, Gubbi, C.N.Halli, Tiptur, Turuvekere, Kunigal, Koratagere, Sira, Madhugiri and Pavagada talukas comprising of 2574 revenue villages.
Total members enrolled as of Apr 2017. Of these, 108,422 are small farmers, 67,879 are marginal farmers, 39,290 are landless labour and others 50,863.
Number of women members.
Number of functional Dairy Co-operative Societies (aka Milk Producers’ Co-operative Societies). These are managed by representatives from the respective village and primarily responsible for collection of milk.
Number of DCS' that are exclusively run by women.
Milk procured each day from all the DCS'.