The NGO GRAM founded in 1980, works for the self empowerment of the marginalised men, women and persons with disabilities (PWDS) in the drought prone Telangana districts of Nizamabad & Adilabad in AP.
GRAM has promoted two sustainable community based organisations (CBOs) – IIMF, a federation of 20 women mutually aided cooperatives (MACS) included one among the PWDs, with a combined membership of 55000 rural poor women and 800 PWDs – Intivelugu mahila dairy producer company limited (IMD). Both CBOs are member owned and governed self help organisations operating in 600 villages.
IIMF and its constituent MACS are independent from GRAM and sustainable. In the past five years, IIMF has been rated four times by external agencies with the largest rating score being B+ in july 2010. GRAM has gradually built these institutions from the level of SHGs. GRAM received the best performer award from NABARD in 2001 for facilitating SHG-Bank linkage.
IMD is the first women milk producer company in the country, commenced as a small livelihoods project by IIMF with one 5000 liter/day bulk milk coolers(BMC), operating in a cluster of 25 villages, in 2005.it has now grown in to a independent producer company having 10 BMCs with a total installed capacity of 58000 liters/day, owned by 12000 women producers across 250 villages.IMD uses the latest technology for accuracy and transparency. Its business model is aggregation and selling raw chilled bulk milk to forward linkages. In 2009 it has reached a procurement volume of 26000 liters/day in flush and 12000 liters/day in lean season. In 2010 it is expected to reach 35000 liters/day. IMD created value addition to milk in most of the remote villages, resulting into attracting of several leading competitors, but still able to cope up. The achievements are significant as the area was not covered under operation flood and was neglected by state, as dark area for milk.
Analyzed supply chain process ,procurement and processing of Milk dairy Done a live research procurement and processing on Maize commodity Interacted with village formers to know about processing of Maize cultivation by following a questionnaire Conducted a survey at Market yard to know the information for next stage Process of Transportation TASK UNDERTAKEN
INTRODUCTION Maize is one of the most important cereals of the world and provides more human food than any other cereal. Maize is of American origin having been domesticated about 7000 years ago. Maize provides nutrients for humans and animals and serves as a basic raw material for the production of starch, oil and protein, alcoholic beverages, food sweeteners and, more recently, fuel. Maize is high yielding, easy to process, readily digested, and costs less than other cereals. It is also a versatile crop, allowing it to grow across a range of agro ecological zones. Every part of the maize plant has economic value: the grain, leaves, stalk, tassel, and cob can all be used to produce a large variety of food and non-food products. Corn grown is majorly of three types Grain or field corn, sweet corn used mainly as food Popcorn. In India, maize is a Kharif crop with harvests and arrivals due only from October onwards. Kharif contributes over 80 per cent of the entire maize output