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Awards And Achievements

The Punjab State Co-op Supply & Marketing Federation Ltd. known as Markfed was
registered in 1954. At the time of registration, it began with one bicycle, three
employees, thirteen members and a capital of Rs. 54,000/-,has now achieved meteoritic
volumes with turn-over of more than Rs. 10,000 crores in 55 years Its net worth as on
31.03.09 is Rs. 329.00 crores and the number of members has expanded to 3047. The
sales turnover and the profit/loss during the last 3 years have been as follows.

Objective : The objectives of Markfed as per bye-laws are as under:

To make arrangements for procuring, marketing/ trading, processing/

manufacturing of agricultural products as well as by-products of its affiliated


members and their members to their best advantage within the country and outside
the country.
To find out and adopt latest technology and supply of goods on co-operative

basis and to act as agent to its constituents and other persons and institutions
approved by he Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Punjab.
To raise funds for its own business.
To provide financial assistance to its members in the shape of advances, loans

and grants.
To make arrangements for procurement in bulk the requirements of its members

in respect of both producers and consumers goods.


To make arrangements for distribution of agricultural inputs in retail to members

and non-members.
To undertake processing, manufacturing, grading and packing activities and

establish industrial units.


To arrange for construction of buildings necessary for business of the Federation

and its members and also to take up the construction work of other government/
institutional agencies.
To guide, assist and supervise the working of its member societies.
To carry out publicity and propaganda in respect of Cooperative marketing and

supply by publication of suitable literature, arrangement of demonstration by


organizing marketing, processing and supply societies conferences, participation in
exhibitions and other-wise.
To collect commercial information particularly relating to conditions in principal

markets, general trends of the prices and circulate those amongst its members.
To run warehouses.

To undertake interstate trade, import and export of agricultural produce, farm

equipments and consumer goods.


To enter into collaboration with the Co-operative and others in India or in Foreign

Countries in fulfillment of any of its objects, subject to the approval of the


Government under Section 77 of the Act wherever required.
To act as an insurance agent and to guide and assist its member societies and

other etc. regarding all insurance matters.


To guarantee the loans advanced or credit granted to any member society of the

Federation by the Government, State Bank of India or any other agency within such
limits and such terms as may be fixed and charge commission thereon.
To do all things that may be incidental or conductive to the attainment of any or
all the aforesaid objects or for the advancement of the Co-operative movement in
general.

Manufacturing Unit
Markfed takes pride in having its own agro based processing units for manufacturing
sohna brand vanaspati, refined oils, processed & canned foods and rice besides cattle
feed. Markfeds sohna brand has become a household name for these products.
Through these state-of-art manufacturing facilities markfed produces world-class
products. Markfed canneries which has obtained certification for iso 9001 and global
haccp this certification by world recognized body ensures trust, confidence among
overseas buyers who are very conscious about inspections, safety and hygiene
standards followed by the manufacturing unit. Global haccp would ensure complete
documentation of the processes followed by the plant to eliminate all risk factors.
Markfed produces world-class products which have carved a niche for themselves in
several markets.
Markfed canneries
The cannery unit was set up in the year 1972 and is producing ready to eat canned food
products like sarson ka saag, daal makhni, chatpata chana, karhi- pakora palak paneer,
black chana, mushroom matar, alu methi, alu palak, lobia, karahi paneer etc. Besides
this, the bottled food products i.E. Tomato ketchup, tomato puree, mixed fruit jam,
vinegar, honey and fruit drinks are also produced. This is mainly an export-oriented unit
and about 80% of ethnic food is exported to countries like america, europe, middle east,
australia etc. Based on requirements, the unit also supplies these materials to indian
army through army purchase organization (apo). Unit has recently started packaging
and marketing of spices & spinach puree in 2013 on pilot basis. View products
Markfed vansapati & allied industries, khanna
This plant was started in the year 1971 to promote oil seed farming and to provide
cooking medium to rural & urban markets. Mvai khanna produces range of edible
refined oils & vanaspati including cotton seed, sun flower, mustard and soybean oils.
The unit also prepares kachi ghani & paki ghani mustard oils. For better
logistics/marketing, the plant also outsources vanaspati ,atta & salt.
Cattle feed plant
To promote sale of quality cattle feed, markfed has two units which prepare cattle feed
for dairy farmers and these are located at kapurthala and gidderbaha.

In the year 2009-10 the capacity of both the plants has been enhanced from 100 tpd to
150 tpd
The animal feed prepared here is popular in punjab, haryana, hp, j&k, rajasthan & delhi
and sold through dealers & cooperative societies.
Markfed modern rice mills
Markfed has 3 rice mills with 4-ton paddy milling capacity per hour each. Three units at
nawanshahr, machhiwara and bagha purana are operational. Besides custom milling of
paddy, markfed modern rice mill at nawanshahr is also producing basmati rice which is
known for its quality throughout the world and this unit has been given iso-9001:2000
and global haccp certification. Markfed processes pakistani basmati, b-386, pb-1121,
pb-1 and sharbati varieties of basmati. Basmati is exported to middle east, australia and
usa.
Markfed agro-chemicals
To facilitate efficient crop management, markfed has an agro-chemicals unit at mohali
which formulates about 29 pesticides mostly isi marked. This unit is iso: 9001-2000
certified since 2004. It has tied up with leading mnc syngenta and d.I.Dupont for
providing quality agrochemical products. Apart from this the department is providing and
distributing quality bt seed and wheat and maize seed to farmers in punjab.

Our Strengths

One of Asias largest marketing cooperative federation


Punjab Markfed is a marketing federation of over three thousand societies
With a turnover of over 2 billion USD, Markfed has won recognition and many

awards from the Government of India in various fields of excellence


Representing the interests of over a million farmers in the State of Punjab (India)
Markfed presents range of Edible refined oils & Vanaspati including Soyabean
oil, Cotton Seed oil, Sun Flower oil, Rice Bran Oil & Canola Oil

Board of Directors

S. Jarnail Singh Wahid Chairman


S. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, IAS Managing Director
S. Nishan Singh Sandhu Vice Chairman
Rana Surinder Pal Singh Director
S Daljinder Bir Singh Director
S. Gurpreet Singh Director
S. Davinder Singh Khatra Director
S. Sukhchain Singh Director
S. Gurchet Singh Director
S. Ravinder Singh Director
S. Tejinder Singh Midukhera Director