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Akashganga™ is a pioneer dairy industry service provider since 1996.Phone: +91 2692 235390,E-mail: info@akashganga.in An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

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What We Do

What is milk Collection ?

The co-operative movement began at Amul Dairy in Gujarat and is now replicated in 70,000 villages in about 200 districts of India. The village milk co-operative is a society of primary producers formed under the guidance of a supervisor or milk supply officer of the Co-operative Dairy Union (district level co-operative owning the processing plant). A milk producer becomes a member by buying a share from the co-operative society and agreeing to sell milk only to the society. Co-op members elect a managing committee and a chairperson responsible for the recruitment of staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the society. Each society has a milk collection center where farmers take their milk in the mornings and evenings. The number of farmers organised into village milk producers' co-operative societies is now over one million, and the daily procurement of milk by the co-operatives is 13 million liters per day.

How we automise milk collection process (AKASHGANGA)

 Milk is collected at the co-operative milk collection centers which are located within 5-10 kilometers of the villages supplying the milk. Number of milk farmers selling milk to these centers varies from 100 to 1000 and the daily collection varies from 1000 liters to 10,000 liters Farmers bring their milk in a variety of containers and cans. Each farmer is given a plastic card as an identification. The farmer arrives at the counter and drops the card into a box which reads it electronically and transmits the identification number to the PC. Then the milk is emptied out in a steel trough kept over a weigh bridge. Instantly the weight of the milk is displayed to the farmers as well as communicated it to a PC. The trough is connected by a pipe to a can in which milk is transported to the dairy. In places where there is a chilling plant the trough is connected to a pump which sends the milk to the chiller. One operator is required to manage the filling of cans. Another operator sitting by the side of the trough takes a 5 ml. sample of milk and holds it up to a tube of a fat testing machine. A hand lever in the machine has to be moved three times for the milk sample to be tested for its fat content. The whole operation takes a few seconds. The fat content is displayed to the farmer and is communicated to the PC.

Advantages of AKASHGANGA vis-a-vis traditional milk collection process:

In traditional practice of collecting milk a member was given a passbook which contain member no., date, fat% of milk, volume of milk, amount of milk  When the members comes to society to deposit his milk he hands over the passbook to the milk receiver and pours the milk into a milk container (popularly known as mapiyas) where the measurement of the milk is being done and written in the passbook.  A small sample is being drawn from the milk for testing which is being kept in plastic bottles. The testing of the same milk to verify the fat content of the milk to find out the milk quality and price to be paid was done after the milk collection process. The above process is inaccurate, inefficient and time consuming

AKASHGANGA revolutionised  the  Indian Dairy  Industry by replacing the traditional  methods  by fully automating milk collection process.
Traditional practice of milk collection process
Problems faced
Solutions by AKASHGANGA
Manual pass-book for system of member identification and milk collection data input
Improper handling  by member causing loss of data
Member identification card is inserted in electronic unit attached to computer to recognize identity of member and data is updated online individually
Measuring milk volume by Measuring containers
Improper volume data  information resulted in loss to members
Measurement of milk volume by Electronic Weighing balances to give accurate volume to members
Shouting about volume data and recording of the same by same person sitting in some corner of society
Improper data input due to lot of noise during collection time and loss of information if not communicated properly
Online data capture on computer linked to weighing scale without any human intervention
Complete milk collection information to member was never online
Members never knew about the price they would get for milk deposited until end of 10 days session.
Online printing of slip which contains complete information about milk deposited ie. Volume, FAT and the amount due to member which ensures complete transparency
Slow milk collection process
Long queuing at society resulted in
1)   some members could not able to deposit their milk due to limited milk collection hours
2)  affecting milk quality resulting in loss to members
Collection process completed in speedy, efficient, and transparent method giving complete satisfaction to members, society, Union.
Manual administrative functions - Recording of milk collection data and updating the same in various registers were done manually

1) Inaccurate and improper book-keeping,

2) Member has to wait for more days for his dues

1) Accurate book-keeping and online report generation.

2) Online payment to member for his milk dues.

Apart from above, all-round benefit of AKASHGANGA :
Rural dairy cooperative society
Members (Farmer producers)
Milk Unions (District level)
Immediate daily accounts and profitability position
Immediate, accurate and quick payment
Accurate database info about society and producers
Low cost of operation – less man-power requirement in overall collection process
Awareness to IT based Application
Timely milk collection helps truck routes
Increase in milk procurement rationality
Instilled confidence among members so that members reluctant to deposit milk if the AKASHGANGA is not working due to technical reasons.
Enhancement of milk collection in terms of volume and quality
Total solutions to dairy cooperatives:
AKASHGANGA offers one shop stop for rural milk cooperative societies by complete automisation of all functions using effective information technology
Apart from above, all-round benefit of AKASHGANGA :
Typical functions of dairy cooperative society
% of automation
AKASHGANGA Product used
Volume measurement

100%

Electronic Weighing Scale

Member Identification

100%

Electronic Card reader

Integration with PC,Weighing Scale and Milkotester
100%
Electronic Interface Unit
Informing member about milk data

100%

Online receipt printing which contains member info., type of milk, session info.,volume info.,quality of milk (fat %), amount due

Administrative Functions post milk collection

100%

Generates various reports like session report, daily milk collection report, dairy register, local sales info., Payment register

Accounting Function

100%
Accounting software provides DCS complete computerized solution covering all functions of Accounting and report generation as per  the norms laid down by District Registrar.