MRCMPU & Units


Malabar Regional Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union (MRCMPU) Limited is a Union of more than 1000 village level dairy co-operative societies located in the six northern districts of Kerala State in South India and it is owned by the dairy farmers who are members of each affiliated society and who live in the area of operation of these societies. The societies function on the pattern of the societies affiliated to the world famous Anand Milk Union Ltd. (AMUL) at Anand (Gujarat), India and hence are also known as Anand Pattern Co-op Societies or “APCOS”. The area of operation of MRCMPU Ltd. comprises of the six revenue districts of North Kerala, viz Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakkad. The Union is affiliated to the state level apex body-Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Operating under the trade name MILMA) along with its sister Unions at Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram. The head office of the Union is located at Peringolam under Kunnamangalam post office near Kozhikode.
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Our Units

Kasaragod  Dairy


Location  :  Kanhangad
Commissioned on  :  25.01.2003
Processing capacity per day  :  75,000 Litres
Market Area (Milk)  :  Kasaragod District
Turnover (2015-16)  :  Rs 80.87 Crores

The Kasargod dairy is located at Kanhangad in the Kasargod districts, the northern district, the northernmost district of Kerala state and it is the smallest dairy under the Union.  This dairy is procuring milk from Kasargod district and selling milk and milk products in the district. This dairy to be commissioned under the Union which started operation in 2002 with a capacity of 30, 000 LPD. 

Kannur Dairy


Location  :  Pallikunnu ,Kannur
Commissioned in  :  29.08.1979
Processing capacity per day  :  100,000 Litres
Market Area (Milk)  :  Kannur District
Turnover (2015-16)  :  Rs 164.62 Crores

The Kannur dairy is located at Pallikkunnu, 6 KMs away from Kannur town near the National Highway 47. The dairy was expanded from 60,000 LPD to 1,00,000 LPD, during 2002-03. The Dairy has two Milk Chilling Plants at Meenangady and Mananthavady both in Waynad District. The dairy is procuring milk from Kannur and Waynad districts and selling milk and milk products in Kannur district.


Wayanad Dairy

wayanaddiaryLocation  :  Chuzhali ,Kalpetta
Commissioned on  :  01.10.2008
Processing capacity per day  :  1,00,000 Litres
Market Area (Milk) :
Wayand District, Tirur, Malappuram and Kottakkal areas of Malappuram district, Quilandy and Vadakara Taluks of Kozhikode district and Koothuparamba area of Kannur District.
Turnover (2015-16) : 173.08 Crores


Kozhikode Dairy

kozhikodeunitLocation  :  Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode
Commissioned on  : 06.02.1995
Processing capacity per day  :  1,50,000 Litres
Market Area (Milk)  :  Kozhikode District, Kondotty,Manjeri , Nilambur and Areakode areas of Malappuram District.
Market Area (Frozen Products) Entire area of operation of MRCMPU Ltd
Turnover (2015-16) : 231.48 Crores

The new Kozhikode dairy plant was commissioned in 1995, in place of the old dairy plant, which was functioning from 1965 at Beypore, near Kozhikode city. This dairy is located near Kunnamangalam, 15 KM away from Kozhikode city and near to the Union Head Office. The dairy has been expanded to 1,25,000 LPD during 1999-2000. The Dairy has a Milk Chilling Plant at Nilambur in Malappuram District. The dairy is procuring milk from Malappuram, Kozhikode and Palakkad (partial area) districts and selling milk and milk products at Kozhikode, Malappuram (partly) and Waynad districts.

Palakkad Dairy

palakkadunitsLocation  :  Kallepully, Palakkad
Commissioned on  :  07.02.1967
Processing capacity per day  :  100,000 Litres
Market Area (Milk)  :  Palakkad District, Perinthalmanna, Kuttippuram and Ponnani areas of Malappuram District.
Turnover (2015-16) : 242.34 Crores

The Palakkad Dairy plant was expanded from 9000 to 40,000 LPD during 1996 and further expanded to 1,00,000 LPD during 1999-2000. This dairy is located at Kalleppully, 5 KMs from Palakkad Town.  Two Milk Chilling Plants are functioning under the dairy. One at Attappady, a tribal area in Palakkad District and the other at Pattambi in the same District. The dairy is procuring milk from Palakkad district and selling milk and milk products in Palakkad district and parts of Malappuram district.

The objective of the Union is to carry out activities conducive to the socio-economic development of the dairy farmers by effectively organizing procurement, processing and marketing of commodities as per the directions of the Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. For achieving this objective, the Union lays particular emphasis on carrying out the following activities on a commercial scale

1. The entire volume of milk produced by the farmers is purchased at remunerative prices even in surplus situations.
2. Proper processing and packing of the products are carried out in the dairies owned by the Union to guarantee product quality
      to the consumer.
3. Proper marketing of milk and dairy products are carried out on a daily basis to guarantee consumer satisfaction and thus
      maximize economic returns for the farmer.

Figures at glance
1. Date of starting operation : 15.01.1990
2. No. of Dairy Plants : 6 (including one new dairy commissioned at sreekandapuram, Kannur dist. with 1,00,000 LPD capacity)
3. Central Products Dairy : 1
4. No. of Milk Chilling Plants : 4
5. No. of Milk Chilling Centres : 2
6.No. of Procurement and Input Centres : 10
7. No. of Marketing Depots: 5
8. No. of Human Resource Development Centre : 1
9. Turnover (2015-2016) : Rs. 892.4 Crores (Rs 8924 Million)
10. Paid up share capital (2015-2016) : Rs.35.22 crores (Rs.352.2 Million)
11. Average daily procurement of raw milk (2015-2016) : 5,66,268 Litres
12. Average daily sale of processed liquid milk (2015-2016) : 4,75,528 Litres
13. Average daily sale of Skimmed Milk Curd (2015-2016): 57,032 Litres.
14. No. of farmers supplying milk to the Union (2015-2016) : 92,846

Initial Funding
Since the six districts included in the area of operation of MRCMPU Ltd. were not included in the Operation Flood Dairy Development Programme of the National Dairy Development Board of India, initial funding for the project on a part-loan and part-grant basis was provided by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Once the Union attained a financially sound footing, the SDC withdrew from the scene allowing the organization to grow and develop independently




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