The Main activities are to educate the farmers, providing inputs and Technical advice for producing good quality milk and milk products , Follow Scientific management practices to reduce the cost of production and increase the profit, Organization and registration of Dairy Co Operative Societies, Supervision, Inspection, Election, Arbitration, Liquidation etc to Dairy Co Opearative societies, Implementing Plan schemes related to Dairy Sector, Ensuring the quality of milk and milk products, Enhancing production and consumption of milk products and overall development of agricultural sector.
With Dairy Development Department’s intervention Milk Production in Idukki district is increased. Milk procurement through DCS is 1.60 Lakh LPD in 2016-17 It is increased to 1.82 LPD in 2017-18 . Our aim is to procure 2 Lakh LPD in December 2018
The Deputy Director of Dairy Development is the Head of the District Department. Office of the Deputy Director is situated at Thodupuzha. Deputy Director is assisted with 2 Assistant Directors .Assistant Director (Dairy Laborotory, Nedumkandam & Quality Control Officer ). The Dairy Extension Service Unit is the cutting edge level of the department and is headed by Dairy Extension Officer. There are 9 Dairy Extension Service Units In 8 Block Panchayaths namely Kattappana, Nedumkandam, Peerumedu, Idukki, Devikulam, Thodupuzha, Elamdesham ,Adimali and One Grama Panchayath namely Vathikkudy. The Dairy Extension Officer is assisted by Dairy Farm Instructors .