Uttarakhand Co-operative Dairy Federation Ltd. (abbreviated as UCDF Ltd.) is an apex level State Federation of District Milk Co-operative Unions in the state of Uttarakhand .It was established in the year 2001, under registration no; 555, dated12-03-2001, with its head office at Mangal Parao, Haldwani (Nainital) for the successful implementation of the dairy programme within the state. Organization has registered brand name, known as “AANCHAL". The Uttarakhand Co-operative Dairy Federation Ltd. (UCDF Ltd.) came into existence as a successor body to the Uttar Pradesh Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd., after the formation of Uttarakhand as 27th state on 9th Nov 2000.The UCDF Ltd. was registered under the Uttarakhand State Co-operative act in the year 2001.
Currently in the state's dairy business “AANCHAL” is known as the Dairy Cooperative Brand of Uttarakhand. To eliminate middle men from state dairy business and providing employment to the rural people at the village level, Aanchal has covered all 13 districts in the state through its 11 District Level Member Co-operative Milk Unions (District Rudraprayag and Bageshwar are included under Pauri Garhwal and Almora Milk Unions respectively) and to maintain a continuous growth in milk production, it is doing collective efforts with the help of concern associated Member Milk Unions.
Schemes under State and Central Government like IDDP, RKVY,NPDD etc are being implemented by organization for the economic and social up-liftment of farmers. Other schemes like Big Dairy, Mini Dairy, Women Dairy Development Programme etc. are also being successfully conducted. With the help of its own cattle feed factory, organization provide cattle feed, fodder and seeds to its associate co-operative members at reasonable price. Animal medical facilities like animal health services, emergency veterinary services, Artificial Insemination, Natural Conception, Vaccination, Deworming, animal feeding knowledge, veterinary medicines, and other types of technological investments are being served at village level societies with help of organization’s member milk unions within the state.
In our effort to work for the overall development of milk producers of Uttarakhand, we will continue to search for better ways to accomplish our vision through technological innovation with the help of various government schemes.