Banaskantha District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd., Palanpur
Late Galbabhai Patel, founder chairman and the selfless sage cocooned a dream to uplift Socio-economical status of village farmers which is fulfilled through the creation of a Co-operative milk union for Banaskantha district, on the foot print of “Amul Dairy” of Kheda district, the ideal model of a co-operative. Consequently, eight village level co-operative milk societies in Vadgam and Palanpur taluka of district were registered and started collecting and pouring milk at DudhSagar Dairy, Mehsana from 3 October,1966..
The milk union got registered under the Co-operative Act on 31st January, 1969 as Banaskantha District Co-operative milk producers’ Union Limited, Palanpur, popularly known as “BANAS DAIRY”.
The foundation stone was laid down by late Galbabhai Patel on 14th January.1971 at 122 acres land acquired near Jagana village in order to set up dairy plant under the Operation Flood programme launched by National Dairy Development Board. On 7thmay,1971 the dairy started functioning at the same place with handling capacity of 1.5 lac liters of milk that was expanded later on with processing capacity of 4lac liters milk per day..