Regional Directorate, Bhubaneswar

Name of Regional Directorate: Bhubaneswar
Jurisdiction: Odisha
Address: Ground Floor, Alok Bharti Tower, Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar – 751 007
Name of Regional Director: Shri Raj Naresh Gopal
Contact details: Ph: 0674-2542107, Fax: 0674-2545874, E-mail:

Route map of directorate:
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Cooperatives in the State: Odisha

S. No. Category of Societies Number
1 State Level Cooperative Organizations (representing Marketing, Dairy Handloom Weavers, Fishermen, Sericulture, Oilseed, Sheep & Goat, Credit and Banking) 23
2 District Central Co-operative Banks 17
3 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies 2707
4 Urban Cooperative Banks 11
5 Regional Cooperative Marketing Societies 51
6 Cooperative Agricultural Rural Development Banks 45
7 Cooperative Sugar Mills 3
8 Consumer Cooperative Societies 176
9 Employee Credit Societies and Credit Cooperative Societies 470
10 Primary Fishermen Cooperative Societies 1082
11 Milk Unions 12
12 Others 4701
Total 9298

*Data obtained from Annual Report 2018-19 of Department of Cooperation, Govt. Of Odisha

Implementation of NCDC Programmes (in Odisha):

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2019, NCDC has provided total assistance of Rs. 3287.39 crore benefiting various Cooperative projects/units as below:

S. No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursement as on 31-03-2019 (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 43.35
2 Sugar 20.04
3 Textile 20.72
4 Processing 7.19
5 Weaker Sections 29.92
6 Consumer 7.64
7 Storage& Cold Storage 26.84
8 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 31.496
9 Promotional Schemes 0.03
10 Service & Agri. Credit 3100.00
11 Assistance for Computerization 0.16
Grand Total 3287.39

Sector wise cumulative disbursements

Achievements during last 5 years (Up to 31.03.2019)

Year Assistance(Rs. in crore)
Sections Disbursements
Number Amount
2014-15 0.00 21.05
2015-16 4 1.60 0.32
2016-17 9 3.54 4.65
2017-18 7 121.60 33.42
2018-19 7 7.35 4.65

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/ issues during the last 5 years (2014-15 to 2018-19):

  • Promotion of Cooperatives - Primary Coop. Societies, Apex Federation and Autonomous societies including Women Cooperatives
  • Working Capital support of Rs.6.20 crore to Apex Federation, Dairy Coop. & Women Cooperative.
  • Started funding Dairy Co-operatives (Milk Union) for Rs.2.00 crores
  • Successfully encouraged Cooperatives in availing of assistance under direct funding schemes of NCDC

New Initiatives in the Region during Year F.Y. 2019-20:

  • Collection of PACS data from 300 Cooperatives during 2019-20.
  • Imparting Skill Development programmes for Cooperative personnel through Regional Training Center at Bhubaneswar of Laxmanrao Inamdar National Academy for Cooperative Research and Development (LINAC).
  • Establishment of Agro Processing Units for value addition.
  • Promoting activities under Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support & Innovation Scheme and PACS as Modern Banking Units

Initiatives for development of Aspirational Districts(identified by NITI Aayog) through Cooperatives:

NITI Aayog has selected 10 Aspirational Distrits in Odisha i.e. Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Nuapada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Bolangir. Dhenkanal & Nawarangpur. NCDC is concentrating for generation of proposals under direct funding for development of the primary cooperatives working under these districts. Proposal of Sarabong SCS of Nuapada Dist. has been sanctioned during 2018-19by NCDC for creation of infrastructure.

NCDC Regional Awards for year 2018-19:

Excellence:-The Baner Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd., At/P.O. Baner, Village Jaipatna District Kalahandi. PACS
Merit:- Santoshpur Service Cooperative Society, At – Santoshpur PO – Vellora, PS – Basta, Dist Balasore
Excellence:- Samudrika Machhya Utpadaka Banijya Bikash Prathamika Sambaya Samiti Ltd., At – Fishery Harbour, Sector-21, Paradeep, Dist. - Jagatsinghpur SPECIAL CATEGORY (FISHERIES)

(Regional Award Function held on 19.12.2018 at Madhusudan Institute of Cooperative Management, Bhubaneswar)

Development Opportunities in the State/UT through Cooperatives:

  • The traditional areas like Margin Money Assistance & Working Capital assistance for business expansion to Primary Level Cooperatives will be given further boost in the State.
  • The potential of Weaker Section Cooperatives like Fisheries, Tribal, Handlooms and Women will be further tapped.
  • Possibilities for creation of infrastructure for Storage and Marketing and Input needs of apex federations like (FISHFED and MARKFED) will be further explored.
  • Nurturing of Primary Cooperatives – Field visits will be undertaken to collect information for nurturing primary level cooperatives as well as generate proposals for business will be further explored.
  • Regional Office, Bhubaneswar will provide 6 one day training programs to management and board of cooperatives for nurturing primary level cooperatives.

Success Stories:

  • Self Employment Mahila Cooperative Organization Ltd. (SEMCO) - Provided financial support and the Women society has opened retail outlet and also providing short term loan to its women members facilitating in doubling their income
  • Swyamshree Mahila Samabaya Samiti Ltd. - This Women Cooperative Society is doing Credit business, etc, which is assisted by NCDC, and their achievement is worth stimulating.
  • Provided financial support to 02 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) for creation of infrastructure and 06 No. of PACS for margin money for their business development and undertaking the business like paddy procurement & sale of fertilizer, seeds, Pesticides, function as retail outlet agents for distribution of PDS, ST/MT loaning, etc.