HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES - A STUDY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO KMF, KARNATAKA
Dr.Rajkumar salgar, anandan priya
Human Resource Development (HRD), KMF – Karnataka Milk Federation, India, Karnataka, Employees.
Human resource development in the organisational context is a process by which the employees of an organisation are helped in a continuous, planned way to acquire or sharpen capabilities required to perform various functions associated with their present or expected future roles, develop their general capabilities as individuals and discover and exploit their own inner potentials for their own and/or organisational development processes; and develop an organisational culture in which supervisor – subordinate relationships, team work and collaboration among sub units are strong and contribute to the professional well – being, motivation and pride of employees. KMF has played a pivotal role in strengthening the cooperative movement in the state since its inception. The growth of dairy cooperative societies in Karnataka has been spectacular; in 1975-76 there were only 103 societies. Today there are nearly 8000 societies with a membership of 15 lakhs. Milk procurement has increased from 10 thousand kilograms per day to 1,474 thousand kilograms per day.
The sample consists of 450 respondents’ pulse-beat of the research study. Objectives of the study were to examine HRD practices being followed in selected milk processing organizations under study and to suggest remedial measures in order to enhance the quality of HRD practices in KMF, Karnataka. Employees believe that the top management gives importance to the human resource and all the employees are treated humanely in the organization. The climate is also favourable in terms of employee being handled with care. The importance of cattle in India’s rural economy has long been recognised and widely commented upon therefore, dairying is one of the important allied activities to provide more employment opportunities to the unemployed and under employed thereby increasing their income in rural India.