Surat District Co-Operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +91 261 2537693
Phone: +91 261 2537694
Phone: +91 261 2531137
Fax: +91 261 2533572
Post Box No. 501, Sumul Dairy, Surat - 395 008, Gujarat, India
Surat, Gujarat 395008

Marketing & sales

No. Details 2022-2023
Increase in
Stock, %
1 Sales of Milk (Surat City) 43,08,13,821.85 7.89
2 Sales of Butter Milk 8,95,62,670.66 7.65
3 Sale of Crud 1,38,18,186.19 34.81
4 Sale of Ghee 53,65,920.48 23.41
5 Sale of Paneer 19,42,471.20 14.13
6 Sale of Sweets 6,49,685.27 13.27
7 Sale of Shrikhand 4,52,832.60 21.44
8 Sale of Ice Cream 95,07,919.81 35.81

Sumul Dairy sold a total of 54,74,65,050 liters of milk during this fiscal year. Additionally, the sales of milk, buttermilk, curd, ghee, shrikhand, and sweets have increased in the local Surat market over the past year.

During the reporting year, the highest daily milk sales reached 14,26,879 liters, while buttermilk sales reached a peak of 4,38,53 liters per day. On average, 11,80,311 liters of milk and 2,45,377 liters of buttermilk were sold in both the urban and rural areas of Surat and Tapi throughout the year.

During the reporting year Sumul Dairy able to sold a daily average of 37,858 kg of curd,14,701 liters of ghee, 5,321 kg ofpaneer and 1,780 kg of sweets, along with 1,240 kg of Shrikhand.


Milk is a fundamental food commodity, and its quality can be adversely affected if proper care is not taken during production, procurement, and transit. It serves as a raw material for various dairy products such as Ghee, Powder, Butter, Paneer, Curd, Buttermilk, and sweets. The quality of all these products depends on both the production process and the quality of the raw material. When the raw material is of high quality, the finished products are of better quality.

Starting from the stage of milk production by dairy animals, maintaining hygiene is crucial. This includes ensuring the cleanliness and health of the animals, grooming them, keeping the milkman and milking area clean, and maintaining the cleanliness of the cow shed. Additionally, the vessels used for milking and milk acquisition in the company must be kept clean, and all processes should be well-organized and time-bound. This responsibility lies with the manufacturers.

The duty of ensuring the cleanliness of the milk collection area, cleaning the milking vessels, and managing the Bulk Chilling Unit (B.C.U.) at the center falls under the purview of the society administrators. Timely milk collection by the society is essential for maintaining milk quality. Sumul Union is responsible for ensuring the timely and safe transportation of milk to the Union or Chilling Center. This, in turn, has a direct impact on the ease and speed of milk processing at the Union level, resulting in the maintenance of milk quality and the ability to supply high-quality milk and milk products to consumers.

Milk, while being an excellent food for us, is also an ideal medium for the rapid growth of microorganisms, which can quickly deteriorate its quality. Contamination and the growth of microorganisms that lead to milk spoilage can be controlled through member education on Clean Milk Production practices.

In an effort to promote clean milk production, sumul initiated an incentive scheme in July 2007 for milk from Bulk Chilling Units (BCUs), based on the bacterial load present in the milk. To encourage and improve milk quality, incentives are given based on the number of bacterial loads. For bacterial loads of 0-5 lakh or less, incentive of 20 paise per liter is provided.

No. Bacteria lac / ml Paisa / Liter
1 0 to 5 lacs 20 paisa per liter

Sumul Dairy is committed to maintaining a hygienic and clean environment within our societies, ensuring the production of high-quality milk. As part of our commitment, the Union organizes various incentive programs to promote cleanliness and quality. One such intiative rewards the top three societies with the lowest bacterial counts over the year, measured since the last Annual General Meeting, as a means of encouragement and recognition.

In the year 2022-23, we are pleased to acknowledge the significant improvements in the production of pure milk within our societies. The top three societies with the lowest bacterial counts for this period are as follows:

No. Name of Society Taluka Bacterial count Lac/ml
1 Kanaghat (Mahita) Mandvi 1.5
2 Nani Gavachi (Mandvi) Mandvi 1.8
3 Limdha Mandvi 1.9


As time progresses, new technologies continue to emerge, bringing with them new challenges that the world will face in the days to come. With these challenges in mind, there is currently a significant focus on green energy. As part of this initiative, Sumul Union has made the decision to implement 'Rooftop Solar Electricity' systems in societies equipped with B.C.U in order to reduce the electricity bills of the Milk Society and maximize the use of clean, green energy. As a result, orders were issued to the Union, and the entire procedure has been successfully completed and the work has been implemented. Efforts were made to execute this within a short period of time. However, many societies have actively participated and taken full advantage of this scheme, demonstrating their commitment to progress in the current year. We encourage all societies to take this forward-looking step. Furthermore, many proactive societies have independently installed 'Rooftop Solar Electricity' systems, significantly benefiting their communities by reducing electricity bills. The management extends hearty congratulations to these proactive societies.