Dairy farming in India is an ‘all season’ business. Efficient management of a dairy farm is the key to success. In India cow farming and buffalo farming are the backbone of dairy industry. Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) is the largest Cooperative Dairy Federation in South India, owned and managed by milk producers of Karnataka State. KMF has over 2.25 million milk producers in over 12334 Dairy Cooperative Societies at village level, functioning under 13 District Cooperative Milk Unions in Karnataka State. The mission of the Federation is to usher rural prosperity through dairy development.
The study is done using secondary information from the existing literature such as relevant research based on books, articles.. Objectives of the study To study the overview of KMF in Karnataka and to analyses the growth and development of KMF in Karnataka. Owing to conductive climate and topography, animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries sectors have played prominent socio-economic role in India. They further also play a significant role in generating gainful employment in the rural sector, particularly among the landless, small and marginal farmers and women empowerment. KMF has played a pivotal role in strengthening the cooperative movement in the state since its inception.