• 1st July 1980
    Our Humble Beginnings

    Before the formation of the Union, the dairy business in the State of Sikkim was looked after by Department of Animal Husbandry. Sikkim Livestock Development Corporation was formed in 1977 to look after this business.
    Later in order to organise this dairy business on the pattern of AMUL, a team from National Dairy Development Board was deputed to organise milk collection centres and establish modern dairy in the state.
    45 milk collection centres was registered by the department of Co-operation and Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited came into operation on 1st July 1980, and took over the business from Sikkim Livestock Development Corporation Limited.

    • 56 registered milk producers’ cooperative societies.
    • 2000 farmer members.

  • 1981

    Jorethang Dairy Plant commissioned.

  • 1982

    Gangtok Dairy Plant commissioned on 2nd October 1982.

  • 1983

    Pasteurised milk marketing in poly-pouches.

  • 1984

    • 112 Milk Producers’ Cooperative Societies organised covering 3600 farmers.
    • 35 Artificial Insemination Centres run by the Union.
    • Liquid Nitrogen Plant in Gangtok commissioned.
    • Cooperative Excellent Award 2012 for best performing Apex Cooperative issued by Cooperative Department, Govt of Sikkim.

  • 1987

    Milk Chilling Plant of 4000 ltr capacity commissioned at Gyalshing.

  • 1992

    Integrated Dairy Development Project started in three districts – East, South & West.

  • 1994

    Indo-Swiss Project, Sikkim (ISPS) initiated to study the functioning of Sikkim Milk Union. Mathew Report prepared under this project for revitalisation of the dairy business.

  • 1998

    • Follow-up study under ISPS to prepare Turn Around Plan.
    • Cooperative Development programme implemented under this Turn Around Plan to train farmers regarding cooperative dairying.

  • 2008

    • Supply of Milk and Milk products to Army establishments started.
    • New products - Curd, Lassi & High Cream Milk launched.

  • 2009

    Effluent Treatment Plants installed in dairy plants at Gangtok and Jorethang. A Director of Sikkim Milk Union became one of the Board of Directors of National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India.

  • 2010

    Asian Productivity Organisation(APO), Japan started Sikkim Milk Union to be developed into a Demonstration Company with the National Productivity Council(NPC), New Delhi as the Principal Implementing Agency.

  • 2012

    New products launched - Ice-cream

  • 2014

    Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited became an ISO 22000 : 2005 Certified Organisation.

  • 2016

    National Programme for Dairy Development started.


  • The Sikkim Milk Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Limited
  • 5 th Mile, Tadong
  • Gangtok,
  • Sikkim- 737102

  • Ph No: +91-3592-231108 / 231218 / 231906
  • Fax: +91-3592-232107