The Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd. was set up in the year 1980. The society has been registered under the Sikkim State Cooperative Societies Act, 1978. It is an apex cooperative federation and the primary milk producers' cooperative societies formed at the village level. Its area of operation extend the whole of Sikkim expect North District. Initially, two Milk processing plants one at 5th Mile Tadong, Gangtok and other at Karfectar, Jorethang having processing capacities of 10,000 and 5,000 litres per day respectively were setup with financial assistance of Rs. 1.63 Crores from Government of India under Centrally Sponsored scheme executed by NDDB. A further sum of Rs. 65.66 lakhs was received under Operation Flood II. Later in the year 1991, a chilling plant was installed at Gyalshing in the West District. The Board of Directors consists of 12 members of whom six are elected members and the rest being nominated by the State Government. It was in the year 1979-80 that Govt. of India has launched Operation Flood-II programme through National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to promote milk marketing and dairy activities on Anand Model. The scheme was also extended to State of Sikkim under OF-II in 1982, which gave birth to primary milk producers's cooperatives and their federal body - the Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd. The major objectives of the Union is to provide a ready market and remunerative price for poor and marginal milk producers who are reside in the far flung remote villages of the State and to supply hygienic milk to the urban consumers at reasonable rates and also stabilize consumer milk price in the market.
For details, please refer the website: Official Sikkim Milk Union Website