“Contribution Of Milk Co-Operative Societies In The Development Of Village: A Sociological Study” (With Special Reference To Aravalli District)

  • Bhanu l Patel Assistant professor Growmorw commerce and Arts College Himatnagar, Gujarat
Keywords: Milk Co-Operative Societies, Sociological Study


India is a farming country. Through the Milk Cooperative Societies, there has been a change in the standard of living of the people involved in the farming profession. Today, due to the lack of water supply due to natural disabilities, farming profession becomes difficult for the rural society, whereas milk cooperatives appear to be a part of the social system. In most of India's states, animal husbandry and milk cooperatives are not considered to be an integral part of the social system, but in the states like Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Maharashtra, milk cooperatives have become a part of society and it is accepted by all. In the dairy industry in India, the fifth largest number of Gujarat state is present. 3.33% of the country's animals are in Gujarat. There are education institutes like Krishi Mahavidyalaya, veterinary colleges, livestock inspection training centers, dairy science colleges and village graduates in the development of dairy industry. Products of dairy industry in Gujarat are sold in many countries of India and around the world. Its foundation has a scientific understanding of dairy industry. Aravalli district is a hilly and forested district. Dairy industry has emerged as a continuous farming supplementary business due to frequent famine conditions. The role of the dairy industry is important in the economic and social life transactions of poor herds, landless and marginal farmers.

The main objective of the present study is to check the contribution of Milk Cooperative Societies in the development of the village. Changes, difficulties and opinions are being checked by choosing as 300-member respondents in the Milk Co-operative societies. In which the families of most of the respondents have increased their income through the association of the congregation. In the economic situation, most of the respondents have increased their spending on social costs such as expenses in home expenses, marriage, death and birth, education costs and health costs. In the family of respondents, the physical facilities have increased. In addition to providing home appliances such as clock, fan, TV, fridge, increased accommodation for irrigation in the 5th house and farming, new building, buying vehicles like bicycles, motorcycles, cars and tractors and repairing the house. Most respondents have increased education in the family. In which all the respondents teach boys / girls to higher education. Religious faith work has increased in the family of all the respondents. Most of the respondents make up the story of Saturnayan Lord. Family members of all respondents have increased their right to vote, to whom they vote and to choose the person in the election. The economic condition of the people of most of the respondents and animal husbandry awareness has increased. Most respondents have difficulty in 5 years of treatment, such as housing, providing fodder, milking and dredging. Most respondents face difficulties in dealing with the employees of the society due to reasons such as milk fat, papadhi, sugarcane, mildew and ghee, trade related transactions, milk money transactions, neutrality and casteism. Most respondents discuss with the Secretary of the Board, sort out the difficulties.


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