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Milk Union, Patiala was registered under Co-operative Societies Act, 1961 on 30th January, 1979 by the Registrar, Co-operative Societies, Punjab, Chandigarh vide Registration No. 1355 and milk procurement was started in July, 1980 in the hired premises.
About 21 acres 6 canal of land for the present milk plant was purchased in June, 1982 and the Foundation Stone was laid in July, 1983 by the Hon. Chief Minister, S. Darbara Singh for construction of Milk Plant at a cost of Rs.4.32 crore. Milk Chilling facilities were commenced on own premises in January, 1985 and the milk plant in its present shape with a handling capacity of one lakh liter of milk per day was inaugurated on 30th July, 1988 by Dr. M.S. Gill, IAS, the then Additional Chief Secretary to Punjab Government.
The union is facilitated by its two milk chilling centres namely Samana and Bhuri Majra with respective handling capacities of 10000 LPD and 7500 LPD. Milk Union Patiala is an ISO: 9001 IS-15000 (HACCP), GMP ISO-22000 Certified Plant where all the quality standards are being observed and maintained for supplying the ultimate products of the best quality products to our esteemed customers. The plant is also in the process of obtaining Quality Mark from National Dairy Development Board.
The plant is supplying Verka Milk and Fresh Milk Products to the following reputed Institutions in Patiala District i.e. National Institute of Sports, Govt. Rajindra Hospital, Punjabi University, Thapar University, Govt. Ayurvedic Hospital, Central Jail, I.T.B.P. (Indian Tibet Border Police), Women Polytechnic, Federal Mougal, Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalaya, IIT, Roorki and processed Cheese to Defence Authorities
Milk Union, Patiala have been bagged Punjab State Safety Award -1988 (Food Industry), National Productivity Award from National Productivity Council, New Delhi for the year 2004-05 (Small Units), National Productivity Award from National Productivity Council, New Delhi for the year 2005-06 (Small Units), Won 1st Prize for the presentation of Verka Tableau on the eve of 62nd Independence Day.