Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK) the development Office of Salesian Province of Hyderabad had organized an exposure visit to Mulukanoor Women Cooperative Dairy located at Karimnagar District, on July 3, 2014 for women dairy farmers of BSK Self Help Groups (SHG). This dairy is run by Women Self Help Groups on cooperative society principles, which won National award. The Journey began with 60 Board of directors, staff and coordinators from Hyderabad. The staff there has explained the journey of Cooperative dairy from its beginning to present stage. The members visited all the sections of the dairy and gathered knowledge on dairy activities. The BSK members got a chance to meet women staff and has resolved all their doubts and enriched their knowledge with regard to various aspects of women cooperative dairy. Queries like how to deal with different kinds of initial documentations, tactics of approaching members, convincing members to invest, methods of sales and marketing and trade secrets are also answered.
The members visited milk collection centre in Husbagh village in the evening. The staff there explained the process of milk collection from the members and also about their MACS, election of leaders, board of directors, their income and expenditure and their understanding with dairy.
The members were quite happy as the visit was full of learning. Giving their feedback, the members said that the direct field exposure based on dairy activities is highly knowledgeable. The interaction with different women dairy staff gave a practical idea of starting a Women cooperative dairy. The members thanked Fr. Thomas Santiagu and Fr. P.Arul Das for their efforts and for arranging this visit.