राष्ट्रीय सहकारी विकास निगम
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Regional Directorate, DEHRADUN
National Cooperative Development Corporation
Gorakhpur Post Office, Defence Colony
Fax No. 0135-2665945
E-mail : RO.Dehradun@ncdc.in
1. State in jurisdiction: Uttarakhand
On 9 November 2000, this 27th state of the Republic of India was created from the Himalayan and adjoining northwestern districts of Uttar Pradesh. It borders Tibet on the north; the Mahakali Zone of the Far-Western Region, Nepal on the east; and the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and Northwest as well as Haryana in the south western corner.
The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts. Uttarakhand has a total area of 53,483 km, of which 86% is mountainous and 65% is covered by forest. Most of the northern part of the state is covered by high Himalayan peaks and glaciers.
NCDC has started its Regional Office in the year 2003. Since then Corporation is continuously extending financial as well as technical support, through imparting training, to the cooperatives of the State.
Mega project of NCDC viz. Integrated Cooperative Development Project has been implemented in district Dehradun, Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Nainital and Almora whereas the project is under implementation in six districts viz. Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, Champawat, Rudraprayag and Bageshwar. DPR’s are being prepared for ICDP phase-II in two districts viz. Chamoli and Haridwar.
NCDC has extended financial assistance for CBS Comptuerization to all the 10 District Cooperative Banks of the State. Four District Cooperative Banks have got sanction for financial assistance from NCDC for ATM installation. There are only few eligible societies under direct funding scheme of NCDC. KSS Jaspur, NCDC binnenial award receipient society, has submitted the proposal for construction of infrastructure for marketing as well as office under direct funding scheme of NCDC.
Uttarakhand State Cooperative Federation Ltd., has availed financial assistance from NCDC for construction and repair of various godowns in the State. NCDC has conducted five training programme under RKVY and few other trainings for cooperative personnel of Uttarakhand.
The consistent good performances of the Societies have been acknowledged both at the state and National Level and the following societies have been recipient of the National Award for Cooperative Excellence instituted by NCDC.
· FSS Paniala Ltd., Haridwar
· Dakshini Kashipur KSSS Ltd., Udham Singh Nagar
· Purvi Ramnagar KSSS Ltd., Nainital
· FSS Jaspur, Udham Singh Nagar
· Gurukul Narsan KSSS Ltd., Haridwar
Gouri kot place/village is a “toak”of Wajali village which is situated 4-5 Ks. away from district headquarters on Pauri-Devprayag Road and by link road it is approximately 15 kms. away from district headquarters in Pauri block.
The inhabitants of Gouri kot were not getting any help from Agricuture/Govt./Allied departments; therefore, in October 2013 they met ARCS, Pauri Garhwal and desperately asked “what kind of help can be extended to the inhabitants of Gouri Kot ?”.
GM-ICDP/Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies, Pauri Garhwal, informed that SHG does not come within the ambit of cooperatives, so extending any sort of support through cooperative department is not possible. SHG required around half kilometer long water pipe to bring water for irrigating their land. Agriculture Department was ready to supply the pipe costing around Rs.35000/- but the SHG was not in the position to arrange such a huge money.
During the discussion it came out that Group is affiliated to the Gramin Bachat Kendra of the society. Hence the ARCS assured to visit the site and take decision thereafter. The site visited by the ARCS impressed him and devotion and dedication of the group members towards work pave the way for receiving support from government authorities.
As such the ARCS, who is also General Manager, ICD Project extended Rs.1 lakh as margin money from the project but the group refused to avail the assistance on the pretext that group requires only Rs.35000/- and extra loan will put additional loan burden on the SHG. The GM informed that the assistance provided is interest free and group can do some extra business.
The members of SHG did hard work and turned the barren fields of 1.4 Hect. into lush green, which became the news for the area and the leading newspapers of the vicinity as such, Hindustan Times (English) and Dainik Jagran (Hindi) gave space to the work done by the dedicated ladies of the area (Exhibit – 1 and 2). Smt. Laxmi Devi, President of the SHG and Smt. Rekhe Devi (Treasurer) are motivating the people not to migrate anywhere as very much potential available in their own area.
The assistance provided by ICDP helped SHG in purchase of pipe for arranging water to irrigate the land. The SHG started activity from 10 Nali land after purchasing some necessary agriculture implements. The SHG grew and sold following crops and their self consumption. SHG has also constructed huts for protection and storage of produce.
Broiler Farming Activity :-
GM, ICD Project, District Pauri Garhwal decided to give demo of broiler farming to SHG after their consent for expansion of activities to allied sector. For this purpose an old and useless cowshed was prepared, wherein 200 chiks was placed that reared successfully.
After this success, ICD Project extended loan to SHG members for poultry shed construction and broiler farming. The SHG is doing the work of poultry farming successfully.
SHG generated revenue from July 2014 to the end of the year to the tune of Rs.216000/- from different activities such OSV, floriculture, poultry and fishery and SHG has projected target to generate income to the tune of Rs.674500/- in the year 2015.
3. THRUST AREAS
· The State has immense potential for dairy development and can prevent the Milk Unions of the State from further declination.
· Cooperative Sugar Factories are in loss and assistance can be routed to them through State Government for revival.
· In Tourism industry NCDC assistance can be floated.
· Revitalization and expansion of Herbs and Medicinal plants cooperatives.