Vikramshila Dugdh Utpadak Sahkari Sangh Ltd, Bhagalpur (VIMUL) known as Bhagalpur Milk Union was established in 2008. It is federated to Bihar State Milk Co-operative Federation Ltd. (COMFED). The Union is registered under Bihar State Co-operative Societies Act 1935. The operational area of the Union includes Bhagalpur, Munger, Banka Jamui and Parvatta block of Khagariya districts of Bihar and it procures milk from these districts

through its organized DCSs. Presently, the Union covers 1080 revenue villages through 842 functional DCSs in its operational area with membership of about 66253 producer members. The main activities of the Union are:

  • Milk Collection: During 2014-15, the Union had procured an average quantity of 69.74 TKgPD of milk.
  • At the village level, the Union has installed 35 BMCs with total 141 KL capacity.
  • The Union has dairy plant with an installed capacity of 75 TLPD at Bhagalpur dt., a chilling centre cum packaging station of 10 TLPD at Banka. It has commissioned a Dairy plant of 10 TLPD at Jamui during July 2013. All the milk at the Bhagalpur Dairy is being received from milk tankers only and there is no can reception.
  • Further, to meet the processing capacity of increased milk procurement, a new Dairy of 2 LLPD is being established at Bhagalpur with help of NCDC at an estimated cost of Rs 25.00 crores.
  • Manufacturing and marketing of milk and milk products: The Union is marketing packed milk and milk products in Bhagalpur, Munger, Banka & Jamui cities and adjoining districts of Jharkhand districts. The Union sold 33.90 TLPD of packed milk during 2014-15. The Union also supplies bulk milk to COMFED units in Ranchi, Bokaro and Jamshedpur for sale in their market. The Union manufactures milk products like Ghee, Lassi, Curd, Peda, Paneer and Sudha Surabhi and sells all its milk & milk products under the brand name “Sudha”
  • Input service to producer members: The Union does not have its own facilities to manufacture Cattle Feed and Mineral Mixtures. Hence, it purchases Cattle Feed from Cattle Feed Plant, Ranchi (A Unit of COMFED) and Mineral Mixtures from neighbouring Samastipur Milk Union. During 2014-15, the Union sold about 1330 MT of Cattle Feed and about 31 MT of Mineral Mixtures. It also provides doorstep AI delivery sersvices to the milk producers through trained AI technicians by sourcing quality semen from Animal Breeding Centre, Salon.
1 Bhagalpur 21 75
2 Munger 7 32
3 Banka 6 26
4 Jamui 2 7
5 Khagaria 3 25
TOTAL 39 165
1 Bhagalpur 437
2 Munger 270
3 Banka 402
4 Jamui 211
5 Khagaria 80
TOTAL 1400
1 Bhagalpur
2 Munger
3 Banka
4 Jamui
5 Godda
6 Deogarh
7 Dumka
8 Jamtara
9 Sahebganj