Milk Co-ops shouldn’t be monopolistic, need to adhere to founding ideals: Milma Chairman
04-Jun-2023 - 0 Comments.
The Chairman of the Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), K S Mani, has emphasized the importance of milk cooperatives adhering to the founding ideals of the co-operative dairy movement. He called for a re-dedication to these principles, which include building a robust and strife-free dairy sector within each state while refraining from inter-state competition.
Kerala Milk Federation launches ‘Repositioning Milma 2023’ initiative
19-Apr-2023 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today launched an ambitious rebranding initiative of the cooperative dairy major Milma focusing on the image makeover of the brand by bringing uniformity in packaging, design and products quality to meet the challenges from domestic and global competitors while reinforcing its position as the market leader.
Milma launches insurance scheme to offset fall in milk yield in summer
18-Apr-2023 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), known by the brand Milma, has launched a comprehensive insurance scheme that guarantees financial compensation for dairy farmers to offset the loss of income due to fall in milk yield during the summer.
AMUL sales turnover surpasses INR 55,055 Cr with 18.5% YoY growth
18-Apr-2023 - 0 Comments.
Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., which markets the popular Amul brand of milk and dairy products has registered a provisional turnover of INR 55,055 Crores for the financial year 2022-23 which ended on 31 March 2023.
Milma raises red flag over cross-border sale of milk by state federations
16-Apr-2023 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), known by the brand Milma, has voiced serious concern over the tendency of some state milk marketing federations to aggressively enter markets outside their respective states, holding that this involved total breach of co-operative spirit based on which the country’s dairy sector has been organised for the benefit of millions of dairy farmers.
AIFA appeals to curb cigarette smuggling, as done for gold, mobile
31-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farmworkers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. has appealed to the government to cut duties on cigarettes to arrest its smuggling.
Stable taxes on tobacco products critical for the survival of FCV tobacco growers
12-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farmworkers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. in their pre-budget appeal to Finance Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman have requested to treat tobacco crop like any other agricultural produce and not put additional burden of taxes on legally manufactured products in India as that would have an adverse impact on tobacco farmers .
Milma announces INR 6 hike in milk prices from Dec 1
23-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Milma has decided to raise the price of milk by Rs 6 per litre from next month, considering the steady increase in the input cost and the financial difficulties of the dairy farmers, Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF) Chairman KS Mani said.
FSII donates INR 20 lakh to Benefit Sharing Fund of Food and Agriculture Organisation
25-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) donated INR 20 lakh (USD 25000) to the Benefit Sharing Fund of Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) showing support for the work of the Benefit Sharing Fund.
Amul commences production of organic whole wheat atta
21-Jun-2022 - 0 Comments.
Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) (Amul Federation), the largest food products organization of India has announced the launch of "Amul Organic Atta".
Women leaders building sustainable, inclusive food system globally
16-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) and Alliance for Agri Innovation held a webinar on 'Women Leadership Building Sustainable and Inclusive Food System'.
Milma Chairman KS Mani elected director of NCDFI
24-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
K S Mani, Chairman, Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), known popularly by its brand name Milma, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India (NCDFI), the apex body of dairy and edible oil cooperatives in the country.
National Level conference on beekeeping held
03-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
National Bee Board (NBB) organized a National Conference on Beekeeping Sector in collaboration with National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED), Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) & National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on 24 January 2022.
FAIFA appeals to policy makers to sustain market price of finished goods to protect livelihoods of FCV farmers
26-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. flagged that consumption price of legal cigarettes in India have reached the maximum limit to what the purchasing capacity of consumers can absorb against the backdrop of cheaper and fast growing illicit cigarettes and alternatives, and any further increase in taxes would lead to a severe reduction in flue-cured Virginia (FCV) cultivation and impact the livelihoods of farmers.
Federation of Seed Industry, Alliance for Agri Innovation celebrates World Cotton Day
06-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
On World Cotton Day on 7 October, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) and Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI) celebrates the power of technology like Bt Cotton in making India the world’s leading producer.
India chairs BRICS to strengthen agro biodiversity for food and nutrition security
16-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Ministers of Agriculture of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa deliberated virtually on the theme “BRICS Partnership for Strengthening Agro Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Security”.
Milk producers hails Gujarat government for Covid assistance on export of skimmed milk powder
17-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Hailing the Gujarat government for supporting state milk producer during the time of Coid with assistance on Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP), Shamalbhai B Patel, Chairman, Amul Federation said INR 50 per kg Covid assistance was a remarkable and a very timely & sensitive decision.
APEDA signs MoU with NAFED to strengthen export linkage of Farmer Cooperatives, FPOs
13-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) to harness the exports potential of agricultural and processed food products of cooperatives as well Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
NSAI, FSII agrees on business framework on development of superior plant varieties by plant breeders
09-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
The seed industry through National Seed Association of India (NSAI) and Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) has reached a consensus on commercialization of framework for new traits for development of superior plant varieties which will benefit the farmers.
Amul increase price of fresh milk by INR 2 per liter from July 1
30-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), marketer of milk and milk products under the brand name of Amul, has decided to revise the milk prices by INR 2 per litre in markets of Ahmedabad and Saurashtra of Gujarat and Delhi NCR with effective from 1 July 21.
Amul chief receives Asia Pacific Productivity Champion award
12-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Dr. R S Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (Amul) has been awarded with the prestigious Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo, Japan regional award.
Amul installs micro ATM to pay dairy farmers at their doorsteps
09-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
In order to provide payment for procuring dairy farmers milk, India's largest dairy co-operative, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) popularly known as Amul has installed first Micro ATM payment center at doorstep of milk producer members.
Amul's RS Sodhi elected as MD at International Dairy Federation
03-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) unanimously elected R S Sodhi, managing director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) that sells Amul branded products in India, to its board during the general assembly held on 1 June, according to media reports.
National Cooperative Development Corporation, NAFSCOB join hands for capacity development of cooperative banks
17-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
To give further boost to the MoU between National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) and National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd (NAFSCOB), the dedicated training academy for cooperatives, the Laxmanrao Inamdar National Academy for Cooperative Research and Development (LINAC) launched a five-day online training programme on Project Formulation and Appraisal Techniques.
Social media empowers farmers to make judicious decisions, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj of Federation of Seed Industry of India
12-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
Social media has changed the way we think, comprehend and communicate, and it has not just restricted young people in urban pockets anymore but has penetrated deep into rural areas as well.
NAFED to set up 50 e-Kisan Mandi for farmer producer organisations
19-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian Agriculture & Farmers Welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar met members of Farmer Producer Organisations of Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators (FIFA) representing 15 states and around 500 FPOs at Krishi Bhawan recently. They expressed their support for the recent Agricultural Reforms by the Government of India.
Agriculture Minister inaugurates honey farmer producer organizations by NAFED
03-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on 26 November 2020.
FAIFA pleads to PM for immediate economic relief package for farmers hit by cyclone Nivar
02-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat etc. today urged Honorable Prime Minister to take swift action to bring relief to farmers hit by cyclone Nivar.
Farm liberalisation to bring prosperity to entire food supply chain, says Federation of Seed Industry of India
27-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
When the Union Finance Minister proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmers' welfare while presenting the budget earlier this year, the stage was set for liberalisation of the farm sector. There has been a long-pending demand of the comprehensive reforms to make agriculture a sustainable and scalable industry, and the new farm laws are the steps in the right direction.
NDDB chairman unanimously elected to International Dairy Federation board
10-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
Dilip Rath, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has been unanimously elected to the Board of International Dairy Federation (IDF) on 2 November 2020 during the General Assembly of IDF.
'New farm laws offer more markets, benefits to farmers', says Federation of Seed Industry of India ED
17-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Over the past few weeks, much has been written on the newly enacted farm bills, which have been termed 'historic' by the proponents while “death warrant” for farmers by the opposition groups.
Farmers organization supports new farm bills, help liberation from trading cartels
30-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat etc., on behalf of the entire farming community would like to thank the foresight of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government in formulating and successfully passing path breaking Farmer Bills in the Parliament.
Alliance for Agri Innovation urges govt to allow Bt Brinjal trials in India
16-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) urges the Central and State Governments to allow field trials of Bt Brinjal in India.
PM's new finance initiative of INR 100,000 Cr agriculture infra fund catalytic for agri-infra development: FAIFA
15-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s INR 100,000 crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund financing facility.
Gene editing technology and regulation, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj of FSII
29-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Adoption of science and technology in all aspects of life has been the hallmark of modern civilization. We expect technology to address challenges and make our lives easier, the same holds true for technological intervention in farming, writes Federation of Seed Industry of India executive director Shivendra Bajaj.
FAIFA hails govt’s agri-reforms; appeals for smooth implementation, periodic review
22-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops lauded and appreciated the series of initiatives introduced by the central government.
Alliance for Agri Innovation celebrates 25 years of growing GM crops
22-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) celebrates 25 years of planting biotech crops globally.
Amul consolidated turnover crosses INR 52,000 cr during 2019-20 FY
19-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
India’s largest milk co-operative, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) and its constituent member unions which markets the Amul brand of milk and dairy products has registered a consolidate turnover of INR 52,000 crore during the fiscal year ended 31 March 2020.
Need for biotechnology crops in India, writes seeds federation director
23-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
The ongoing pandemic has brought forward our vulnerability to food crisis, especially with our increasing population. In addition, the challenges of future, will be much different than the ones in past because of factors like climate change, reduced availability of land and water, soil degradation and changing food preferences of people.
Entrepreneurship in agriculture can do wonders for rural economy, says Federation of Seed Industry of India Executive Director
13-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture sector provides food for 1.3 billion people in India as well as support over 60% of the population for their livelihood and plays a crucial role in sustainable growth of the country's economy.
FSII members pledge INR 9 crores for COVID 19 relief measures
24-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) along with its members have pledge now pledged donations of over Rs 9 cr for fighting COVID19, also known as Corona virus.
Govt agencies buys 133,987 tonnes of pulses, 29,264 tonnes of oilseeds directly from farmers
21-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Reaching out to farmers amidst COVID19 crisis, central government agency, Food Corporation of India (FCI) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) have started procuring pulses, oilseeds directly from the farmers at the minimum support price.
FSII recommends making India global seed production hub & pushes for 200
16-Jan-2020 - 0 Comments.
For the upcoming Union Budget, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) urges the Government of India for restoring the 200% income tax deduction (under the section 35 (2AB) of the Income Tax Act, 1961) for the in-house Research and Development (R&D) expenditure in seed industry.
FIAPO investigation exposes the reality of white revolution in India
30-Oct-2017 - 0 Comments.
New data released by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations (FIAPO) shows the horrifying state of cattle in 451 milk-producing centers from India’s 10 leading milk producing states and demands immediate attention by the Centre and State Governments to regulate milk producing dairies.
Government ask Amul to open bank accounts of every milk producers by Jan 2017
27-Dec-2016 - 0 Comments.
In order to bring all dairy farmers in the banking channel, central government has asked the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) owner of country's largest dairy co-operative, AMUL to open bank accounts of all Milk producers/farmers by December 30, 2016.