Ernakulam Regional Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. (Ernakulam Milk Union), milma, was registered on 12.9.1985 with Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kottayam and Idukki Districts in Central Kerala as its area of operation. The Union along with its sister unions (TRCMPU & MRCMPU) is affiliated to the Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. KCMMF was set up in 1980 as the implementing agency for Operation Flood II in the State of Kerala. The goal of KCMMF is “the Socio-economic progress of the dairy farmer through procuring, processing and marketing of milk” The mission of milma is “farmers' prosperity through consumer satisfaction”. The ERCMPU operates on the truly democratic lines of “of the farmer, by the farmer and for the farmer”. The Union has an elected Board and all employees including the Managing Director are its own employees.