Regional Directorate, Dehradun

Name of Regional Directorate: Dehradun
Jurisdiction: Uttarakhand
Address:B-2, Friends Enclave, Shahnagar, Gorakhpur Post Office, Defence Colony, Dehradun-248001
Name of Regional Director: Smt. Deepa Srivastava
Contact details: Ph: 0135-2665945, Fax: 0135-2665945, Email-id: [email protected] Google Map link (Route map of directorate):

Google Map link (Route map of Directorate):
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Cooperatives in Uttarakhand:

S.No. Category of Societies Number of Societies
1 State Level Cooperative Organizations (representing Marketing, Dairy Handloom Weavers, Fishermen, Sericulture, Oilseed, Sheep & Goat, Credit and Banking) 12
2 District Central Co-operative Banks 10
3 Primary Credit Cooperative Societies 670
4 Dairy Cooperatives (District Level Federations). 13
5 Dairy Primary Societies 2677
6 Marketing Cooperatives 34
7 Cooperative Sugar Mills 4
8 Textile Cooperative (Resham) 93
9 Service Sector Cooperative(Transportation) 34
10 Other type of societies 2432
  Total 5979

Implementation of NCDC Programmes in Uttarakhand:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2021, NCDC has provided total disbursements of Rs.311.72 crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S.No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursements as on
31-03-2021 (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 89.95
2 Sugar 28.38
3 Processing  11.8
4 Weaker Sections (Dairy, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry etc.) 99.095
5 Consumer 0.549
6 Storage 5.598
7 ICDP 88.816
8 Service & Agri. Credit 25.423
  Total 311.720

 

Sector wise cumulative disbursements
Cumulative disbursements as on 31.03.2021 (Rs in crore)

Achievements during last 5 years (Up to 31.03.2021):

Year Assistance
Sanctions Disbursements
(Rs. in crore)
Number Amount
2016-17 7 9.02 3.23
2017-18 1 2.4 3.32
2018-19 11 3013.76 106.07
2019-20     12.34
2020-21     17.22

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements during the last 5 years(2016-17 to 2020-21):

  • All the 13 districts have been covered under ICDP.
  • All 10 District Central Coop. Banks have been provided computerisation/CBS assistance.
  • Assistance to Animal Husbandry (Sheep & Goat), Fisheries, Dairy sectors has been sanctioned and disbursed under State Mega Project.
  • PACS have been converted into MPACS (Multipurpose). Collective cooperativefarming is the major activity which is being initiated through MPACS for the upliftment of the rural population with NCDC assistance through State Mega Project of Rs. 3,340.00 crore. The uttarakhand State Mega Project has been instrumental in addressing the issue of migration in the state. Almost all the villagers from around 3,000 villages have migrated. Through cluster formation and collective coop. farming, steps have been taken to rehabilitate the villages in the State Mega Project assisted by NCDC.

New Initiatives in the Region during F.Y. 2020-21:

  • Established contact with 272 Primaries in different sectors throughout the state for nurturing and financial handholding.

Initiatives for development of Aspirational Districts (Haridwar & Udham Singh Nagar) (identified by NITI Aayog) through Cooperatives:

ICDP has been successfully implemented in both the districts. During 2018-19, DCCB Haridwar has been provided for computerisation. During 2019-20, all the cooperative societies of the Aspirational Districts have been supported through State Mega Project assisted by NCDC.

Development Opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

Uttarakhand, being a hilly state faces major problem of migration. Land-holding of the farmers is very small and being a hilly state, land cannot be irrigated easily. Cost of cultivation is very high and farmers are not ina position to use agriculture implements and total dependence on the agriculture does not yield sufficient to support their family. With a multi-pronged approach, through the State Mega Project of Uttarakhand, cooperatives in sectors such as Dairy, Fisheries, and Sheep & goat are assisted, which will create employment opportunities and support in reverse migration as well. This will also improve financial condition of cooperative societies.

Success Stories :

Gouri Women Self Help Group

Gourikot place/village is a “toak”of Wajali village which is situated 4-5 Kms. away from district headquarters on Pauri-Devprayag Road and by link road it is approximately 15 km away from district headquarters in Pauri block.
The inhabitants of Gourikot 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 GouriKot ?”.
GM-ICDP/ARCS, 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 was known that the SHG is a member of Gramin Bachat Kendra. The ARCS was impressed by the devoted working of the SHG and was willing to support them by government schemes.
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. 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 funded by NCDC 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.