Regional Directorate, Chandigarh

Name of Regional Directorate: Chandigarh
Jurisdiction: (Name of States & UTs): Haryana, Punjab, J&K and UT of Chandigarh.
Complete Address of Regional Directorate: S.C.O. No. 150-152, Ground Floor, Sector 34-A, CHANDIGARH-160022.
Name of Regional Director: Sh. Anirudh Singh
Contact details: Phone: 0172-2660127 Tel. Fax. : 0172-2660227, E-mail: [email protected]

Route map of directorate:
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Cooperatives in the State: Haryana

S. No. Category of Societies Number
1 State Level Cooperative Organizations (representing Marketing, Dairy Handloom Weavers, Fishermen, Sericulture, Oilseed, Sheep & Goat, Credit and Banking) 08
2 District Central Co-operative Banks 19
3 Primary Credit Cooperative Societies 718
4 Dairy Cooperatives 6249
5 Marketing Cooperatives 74
6 Cooperative Sugar Mils 11
7 Labour Cooperative Society 4558
8 Transport Societies 1002
9 Fruit and Vegitables Societies 68
10 Other type of Societies 2424
Total 15111

Implementation of NCDC Programmes (in Haryana):

Financial support by NCDC:

Financial support by NCDC: Up to 31.03.2019, NCDC has provided total assistance of ₹ 3339.30 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 1623.84
2 Sugar 653.76
3 Textile 0.84
4 Processing 1.84
5 Weaker Sections 0.22
6 Consumer 2.47
7 Storage& Cold Storage 140.05
8 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 240.40
9 Promotional Schemes 0.09
10 Service & Agri. Credit 625.32
11 Assistance for Computerization 50.47
Grand Total 3339.30

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 4 34.97 23.38
2015-16 3 551.32 622.23
2016-17 4 3504.56 1520.35
2017-18 5 323.56 319.60
2018-19 9 300.92 309.20

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

There has been an exponential growth Year on Year and assistance has covered maximum sectors, i.e. marketing, ICDP, Sugar processing, storage, consumer, industrial and service cooperatives etc.

  • The proposals of 8 cooperative marketing societies are in pipeline for financial assistance from NCDC.
  • In 2018-19, Rs. 300 crore working capital was released for 9 sugar mills in the state
  • Total 303 godowns were constructed (excluding ICDP) so far in the state with the help of NCDC. The main beneficiary for this scheme is HAFED.
  • Six districts (Panipat, Sonepat, Kaithal, Karnal, Gurugram and Kurukshetra) have been identified for second phase of the project. DPRs of these ICDPs are being prepared.
  • NCDC is providing assistance to primary level cooperatives to strengthening their share capital base.

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

  • Nurturing of Primary level cooperatives through need identification. In this connection Data collection from 100 PACS towards nurturing & strengthening.
  • The Agro processing industries will be developed with the help of NCDC assistance.
  • The cold chain avenues will be sought for certain F&V societies and dairy & poultry societies.

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

Emphasis is now to contribute in the development of Aspirational District identified by NITI Aayog in the State i.e. Mewat (Nuh). Rs. 12.50 Lakhs were sanctioned and released for strengthening the share capital base of the Ghasera PACS in District Mewat(Nuh). More avenues are sought in this regard to assist the cooperatives of the district. Some part of this district has also been identified for the development through ICDP Gurugram.

Development Opportunities in the Haryana:

Haryana is a power house of India in terms of economic & cooperative development in general and its strategic location in New Delhi NCR, in particular. The State has good numbers of PACS, CMSs and other type of cooperatives and these societies can become more effective by acting as hub for rural development and can help in achieving the aim of doubling the income of the farmers. For this to happen, the State and NCDC has to analyze the strength and gaps of present system at district as well as State level.

Cooperatives can not only help in taking up agriculture and allied activities but also may venture in health, transport, insurance sectors. He informed the participants that NCDC has formulated the objectives in its New India Mission document – SAHAKAR 22 and he is pretty positive that Cooperative Department of the State will coordinate with NCDC Regional Office, Chandigarh to embark on new and larger vision for development of cooperatives in the State. NCDC has analyzed and zeroed down to Rs.18,000 crores to achieve full potential in the State.

Success Stories:

The Sangwari Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society: It is one of the profitable society at Rewari in Haryana.This society registered in 12 June 1978. During 2018-19 Society make a good profit as approx. 3.30 lakhs. While cumulative profit of this society is 64.87 lakhs. 1 office building, 2 godowns (100MT) & one sell point have this society. In addition to this society have constructed 7 shops (on road) and Solar project availed by ICD projects.

The Palhawas Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society: The Society is registered in 9 March 1923 at Rewari in Haryana. It is going to be execute a good business by it’s modus operandi. This society have 3X100 MT, 1X500 MT godowns, Tractor, Rotavator, and 5 shops Constructed through ICDP. This society got Cooperative excellence award by NCDC in 2010. In forthcoming days this society makes a huge profit.

Name of the State/UT: PUNJAB

Cooperatives in Punjab:

S. No. Category of Societies Number
1 State Level Cooperative Organizations (representing Marketing, Dairy Handloom Weavers, Fishermen, Sericulture, Oilseed, Sheep & Goat, Credit and Banking) 10
2 District Central Co-operative Banks 20
3 Primary Credit Cooperative Societies 89
4 Dairy Cooperatives 6470
5 Marketing Cooperatives 84
6 Cooperative Sugar Mils 15
7 Labour Cooperative Society 2141
8 Transport Societies 148
9 Fruit and Vegitables Societies 140
10 Other type of Societies 1146
Total 10263

Implementation of NCDC Programmes: In Punjab

Financial support by NCDC: Up to 31.03.2019, NCDC has provided total assistance of ₹ 1011.60 crore benefiting various Cooperative projects/units as below:

S. No. Scheme/Activities Cumulative Disbursement as on 31.03.2019 (₹ in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 302.080
2 Sugar 66.99
3 Textile 45.94
4 Processing 14.75
5 Weaker Sections 42.07
6 Consumer 5.62
7 Storage 44.80
8 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 17.18
9 Promotional Schemes 3.60
10 Service & Agri. Credit 468.14
11 Others 0.43
Total 1011.6

(Both the figures in Table and pie chart to be in consonance)

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 Nil Nil Nil
2015-16 Nil Nil Nil
2016-17 2 73.75 27.88
2017-18 2 950 380.43
2018-19 1 200 105.29

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

Assistance of Rs.41.75 crore for modernization cum expansion alongwith Co-generation plant at Bhogpur Cooperative Sugar Mill has been sanctioned and NCDC has made two releases of Rs 10.43 crores and Rs. 12.18 crore . The total block cost of the project is Rs.109.07 crore. This is a new beginning as NCDC has sanctioned any project through State Govt. route in Punjab after almost two decades

Margin money assistance of Rs.32.00 crore has been sanctioned and released in favour of MILKFED Punjab under direct funding scheme. All subsidy is released (Balance subsidy of Rs. 4.11 crore is released in june, 2018).

NCDC has started a scheme for providing regional awards for the 8 best cooperative societies of the state.

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

  • Punjab government signed MoU with Indian oil to lend diesel to farmers through cooperative institutions. The Punjab is the first state of the country to provide facilities to the farmers.
  • Nurturing of Primary level cooperatives through need identification. In this connection Data collection from 135 PACS towards nurturing & strengthening.
  • Internship Programme: In continuation with the summer intern programme undertaken in three districts of Punjab including two Aspirational districts , the office will again undertake new interns as per the guidelines of HO.
  • Setting up of Agro-processing units: In the year 2019-20 the regional office will focus on identifying the cooperatives which are into or are willing to venture into agro-processing and cold-chain domain.

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

  • Special focus on needs of Aspirational districts Ferozepur and Moga.

Development Opportunities in the Punjab:

  • Nurturing of Primary cooperatives and focussing on cooperatives coming up with projects on agro-processing and cold-chain (Sahakar-22)
  • Modernization, expansion and co-generation needs of cooperative Sugar mills in the state through government route.
  • Working capital needs of state cooperative bank and state cooperative agriculture development bank ltd.
  • ICD Projects in the state.
  • Projects on Storage for primary cooperative societies.

Success Stories: The Lambra Kangri Multipurpose Cooperative Service Society Ltd. is one of the profitable societies at Hoshiarpur in Punjab.
These are following services rendered by society:-

Financial Services: Deposits from members, FDRs and various loan services i.e. ST, MT, LT Agri loans, Study loans, Vehicle loans, and loans for women empowerment.

Inputs Services: Fertilizer, Seeds and Diesel, etc

Production Aid Services, Marketing Services, Consumers Services Welfare Services and Clean environmental Services.

Digital Services, Custom hiring services, digitalized diesel pump services also provided by society.

Innovative Practices: Innovative tractor driven Mobile Gobar Collection, Container services fitted with Electronic Reading Meter Weighing Scale.

Multifunctional Facility through Overhead Biogas Supply Pipeline for 43 households by erecting poles with future provision for installing Solar Panels for street lights and CCTV Cameras for surveillance.

Name of the State/UT : Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)
Cooperatives in J&K:

S. No. Category of Societies Number
1 State Level Cooperative Organizations 05
2 District Co-operative Banks 03
3 Urban Co-operative Banks 04
4 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies 795
5 Cooperative consumer stores 98
6 Primary Housing societies 106
7 Central Level Societies 102
8 Sale & Service Societies 29
9 Others 478
Total 1590

Implementation of NCDC Programmes: In J&K

Financial support by NCDC: Up to 31.03.2019, NCDC has provided total assistance of ₹ 39.58 crore benefiting various Cooperative projects/units as below:

S. No. Scheme/Activities Cumulative Disbursement as on 31.03.2019 (₹ in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 1.25
2 Sugar 0
3 Textile 0
4 Processing 5.47
5 Weaker Sections 21.62
6 Consumer 0.35
7 Storage 0.57
8 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 10.36
9 Promotional Schemes 0.06
10 Service & Agri. Credit 0
11 Others 0
Total 39.58

(Both the figures in Table and pie chart to be in consonance)

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 5 0.95 1.61
2015-16 Nil Nil 0.19
2016-17 1 0.77 0.80
2017-18 3 0.42 4.34
2018-19 Nil Nil 0.00

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

The corporation’s schemes are mainly implemented in the state through various state government departments viz. Department of Finance, Cooperation, Animal husbandry (Poultry) etc. The assistance for poultry projects has provided employment to large no. of youth in the state besides becoming inspiration for others.

ICD projects in 2 districts have been completed. Apart from this RKVY-Capacity building trainings have been undertaken by the corporation in the state for the development of farmers through cooperatives.

New Initiatives in the Region during F.Y. 2019-20: In J&K

DPR for ICD project in Leh and Kargil has been prepared and is under consideration of State Level Coordination Committee. Apart from this NCDC is focused on initiating new Poultry projects in the state. The state government may soon be coming up with projects in dairy sector to fulfil the demand of state for dairy products. State Government is also keen to start an apiculture project in the state. Nurturing of Primary level cooperatives through need identification, in this connection data has been collected from 10 PACS towards nurturing & strengthening.

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

Emphasis is now to contribute to development of Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog in the State i.e. Baramulla & Kupwara. One primary society in Kupwara district was given NCDC Regional Award for Excellence in Cooperatives

NCDC Regional Awards for year 2018-19:

The Award Ceremony for the NCDC Regional Awards for Cooperative Excellence & Merit-2018 for the State of Jammu and Kashmir was held on 21.01.2019 at 11.30 AM at the office of RCS (Registrar of Cooperative Societies), Jammu.

  • Regional awards ceremony for Jammu and Kashmir was held on Monday in presence of Chief guest - Secretary Cooperation Mr. Abdul Majid Bhat and Special guest - RCS Mr. M.M. Rahman Ghasi. The awards were given to two societies in categories PACS and the dairy cooperatives to the Handwara Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd.(Dist-Kupwara-Aspirational District) and to the Tullamullah Ganderbal Milk Producers and Dairy/Poultry Cooperative Society.
  • The ceremony started with welcome note by Regional Director, NCDC, Chandigarh after that the award memento was presented by Secretary (Cooperative), award certificate and cheque was presented by Registrar Cooperative Societies, Jammu & Kashmir and Regional Director, NCDC, Chandigarh respectively.
  • The Secretary (Cooperation) praised the work of NCDC and also admired the work of winning societies.
  • Registrar Cooperative Societies – Jammu & Kashmir admired the work of NCDC and thanked the Corporation and Managing Director, NCDC for taking such initiative.
  • The members of winning societies also shared their experience.
  • The vote of thanks was given by Assistant Director, NCDC, Chandigarh.
PACS Excellence:-Handwara Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd.(Dist-Kupwara-Aspirational District)
Merit:-The Cooperative Marketing Society Ltd. Kupwara.
Women Cooperative Excellence:-Women Credit Cooperative Ltd. Jammu.
Merit:-Garhi Women Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd. Udhampur.

Photographs of award winning function/societies

Development Opportunities in the J&K:

Jammu and Kashmir, being a hilly state, is blessed with naturally occurring micro agro-climatic regions suitable for cultivation of a wide range of agri-horticultural crops with a great potential for development. But the level of farm mechanization in the state is very poor with respect to mechanical power, efficient implements, water management, land reclamation, renewable energy and post-harvest technology sectors. The farm mechanization is badly hampered by stepped, small and irregular fields, undulating topography, lack of skilled man-power, poor facilities of repair, maintenance and manufacture of implements and high cost solar gadgets. Immediate attention of the state government and other funding agencies is required to strengthen the agricultural engineering wing in Jammu and Kashmir. A strong cell of agricultural engineering should be created to handle the farm mechanization problems. Despite various constraints, there is a great scope for increasing productivity of land and farmer's economy through creation of small water resources for irrigation, land development, use of efficient farm power and implements, rain water harvest, disseminating renewable energy gadgets and introducing small scale agro- based industries employing post harvest engineering principles.

Horticulture plays a vital role in the economic development of the state. With an annual turnover of over ₹3 billion (US$43 million), apart from foreign exchange of over ₹800 million (US$12 million), this sector is the next biggest source of income in the state's economy. The region of Kashmir is known for its horticulture industry. Horticultural produce from the state includes apples, apricots, cherries, pears, plums, almonds and walnuts.

Handicraft is J&K’s traditional industry and occupies an important place in the economy of the state. Kashmiri silk carpets are famous globally and earn substantial foreign exchange. Wood from Kashmir, popularly known as Kashmir willow, is used to make high-quality cricket bats. The cottage handicrafts industry provides direct and gainful employment to around 340,000 artisans.

Success Stories: In J&K

The Cooperative Marketing Society Ltd. is one of the profitable society at Kupwara in J&K.

The Society has done a commendable business during the last three years as per below proforma:

(Rs. In lakhs
In 2016-17: 64.33
In 2017-18: 50.60
In 2018-19: 108.59

Features of the Society:

The Society will take business like of Purchase and sale of Sugar, Rice, Edible Oil, Brain, Furniture fixture, Stationery items, Sale of Computer items, cement and iron.

  • Manufacture of Spices and Dressing of Poultry Birds.
  • Process of Walnut kernals.
  • Creating facility for preserving vegetables and fish meat.
  • Cutting and ginning of rice etc.

Name of the State/UT : CHANDIGARH
Cooperatives in UT Chandigarh:

S. No. Category of Societies Number
1 State Level Cooperative Organizations (representing Marketing, Dairy Handloom Weavers, Fishermen, Sericulture, Oilseed, Sheep & Goat, Credit and Banking) 1
2 District Central Co-operative Banks 1
3 Primary Credit Cooperative Societies 15
4 Dairy Cooperatives 1
5 Marketing Cooperatives 1
6 Cooperative Sugar Mils 0
7 Labour Cooperative Society 0
8 Transport Societies 2
9 Fruit and Vegitables Societies 0
10 Other type of Societies 1
Total 22

Implementation of NCDC Programmes : In UT Chandigarh

Financial support by NCDC: Up to 31.03.2019, NCDC has provided total assistance of ₹ 0.006 crore to Cooperative Super Bazar in the year 1978-79.

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

  • Nurturing of Primary level cooperatives through need identification. In this connection Data collection from 5 PACS towards nurturing & strengthening.
  • Chandigarh Administrative plans to set up a multi institutional Education City at Sarangpur Institutional area, Chandigarh. A total area of 130 acres has been made available for the Education City, by the Administration. Chandigarh Administrative would also provide common facilities through the Chandigarh Housing Board.
  • A Botanical Garden has been developed on 178 acres in Village Sarangpur to promote eco-tourism. To give a boost to biotechnology in the city, the administration is planning to have a Chandigarh Science Park alongside the Botanical Garden in Sarangpur. The science park will be set up to promote higher education, R&D, biotechnology & health services.

Development Opportunities in UT Chandigarh: Major potential areas for generating business are as follows:

  • Banking
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Transportation
  • Housing

Success Stories: In Chandigarh

The ManiMajra Co-operative Marketing cum Processing Society is supplying food/dietary and other items, to the Chandigarh Administration’s departments. The Society is an approved agent of Sohna Vanaspati of Markfed and other Markfed products. The Society also supplied material to the various Government Department as mentioned above

In addition to above, the society also arranged the stall for Cheaper Onion and Patato from time to time on the order of Deputy Commissioner, U.T., Chandigarh on No Profit No Loss basis.