Milk processing cooperatives
The majority of households in Sariska villages belong to pastoral communities. The number of cattle distributed in this area is enormous – each household has goats, cows and buffaloes, and some also have camels. Each village produces about 18-20 quintals of milk a day. But there is a lack of facilities for optimal production of processed dairy products. Establishing a milk processing cooperative (for the manufacture of milk cakes, ghee-treated butter, etc.) and transportation to the local market will significantly improve community incomes. The estimated cost is as follows: • Small building – INR 898,400 (= EUR 12,000) • Equipment and tools (storage, utensils, refrigerator, solar panels, etc.) – INR 400,000 (= EUR 6,500) • Miscellaneous expenses (eg formation of a « Cooperative or Producer Society » – INR 129 600 (= EUR 1 900) • Total estimate for a milk processing cooperative is INR 1,428,400 (= EUR 20,400) • We initially propose to create at least 4 milk processing cooperatives. Total cost 81 600 EUR.