Regional Directorate, Kolkata

Name of Regional Directorate: Kolkata
Jurisdiction:West Bengal, Sikkim & U.T of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Address:4th Floor, P-161/1, V.I.P Road, Kolkata, Pincode-700054
Name of Regional Director:Sh. VikasUpadhyay
Contact details : Ph: 033-23554943, Mob - 9311765344, E-mail id: ro.kolkata@ncdc.in

Route map of directorate:

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West Bengal:

Cooperatives in West Bengal:

S.No. Category of Societies in West Bengal Number
1 Central Co-operative Bank (CCB) 17
2 Co-operative Agriculture & Rural Development Bank (CARDB) 24
3 Urban Co-operative Bank (UCB) 44
4 Wholesale Consumers’ Co-operative Societies 30
5 Primary Agricultural Marketing Co-operative Societies (PAMS) 237
6 Primary Agricultural Credit Co-operative Societies (PACS) 6168
7 Primary Consumers’ Co-operative Societies (PCCS) 1574
8 Co-operative Cold Storage Societies 22
9 Processing Co-operative Societies 8
10 Horticulture Co-operative Societies 39
11 Tribal Cooperative Societies 155
12 Primary Weavers Cooperative Societies (Handloom) 528
13 District Milk Unions 16
14 Primary Dairy Cooperative Societies 3,998
15 Central Fisheries Cooperative Societies 19
16 Primary Fishermen’s Cooperative Societies 1,162
17 Apex Institutions in West Bengal 16
  Total 14,057

Implementation of NCDC Programmes:In West Bengal:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2022, NCDC has provided total disbursements of Rs.1867.74crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S.No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursements as on
31.03.2022(Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 173.86
2 Textile 101.99
3 Processing 3.16
4 Weaker Sections 492.93
5 Consumers 14.82
6 Storage 120.26
7 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 52.49
8 Promotional Schemes 0.14
9 Service & Agri. Credit. 662.79
10 Computerization 245.30
  Total 1867.74  

Sector wise cumulative disbursements

Achievements during last 5 years (Up to 31.03.2022)

Year Assistance
Sanctions Disbursements
(Rs. in crore)
Number Amount
2017-18 2 20.68 16.98
2018-19 4 878.96 329.34
2019-20 1 17.50 128.35
2020-21 - - 59.12
2021-22 5 0.88 44.16

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/issues during the last 5 years (2016-17to2020-21):

  • Financial Year 2016-17
    During this period, working capital loan of Rs.300.00 crore was sanctioned to the State Govt. for Paddy procurement activities of BENFED. Under Fisheries programme Rs.6.08 crore was sanctioned to the State Govt. for undertaking various fisheries project by 11 societies. Sanction of Rs.1.98 crore was also made under Fisheries programme for construction of Ornamental Fish Market complex at Belgachia Kismat, Dist- Howrah by BENFISH. Margin Money assistance of Rs.0.20 crore was sanctioned under direct funding scheme to Dharmapur S.K.U.S Ltd, North 24Parganas. During this period, an amount of Rs.36.56 crore was released under Fisheries programme to the State Govt. for implementation of various projects like setting up of Dried Fish processing units in PurbaMedinipur, Integrated Marine Fish Development Project Phase VI, Renovation of Beels, Upgradation of International Sea Food Processing centre, Development of Traditional Marine Fish Production in PurbaMedinipur district etc by BENFISH and 15 societies. Release of Rs.0.48 crore was made to State Govt. under Consumer activity. Margin Money assistance of Rs.0.54 crore was released to 4 ( four) societies and State Govt. Financial Assistanceof Rs.0.01 crore was released under direct funding scheme to Sultanpur S.K.U.S Ltd for construction of 100 MT capacity godown atSanketpur.
  • Financial Year 2017-18
    During this period, financial assistance of Rs.0.105 crore was released for marketing & input activities (Margin Money) pertaining to 3 societies. Release of Rs.7.22 crore was made under Fisheries programme to the State Govt. for implementation of various fisheries projects. Release of Rs.9.43 crore was made under Agro Processing (Textile) sector for modernization of Tamralipta Cooperative Spinning Mills Ltd. and Rs.0.22 crore was made for BENFISH project on renovation of beels of two Fishermen’s CooperativeSociety.
  • Financial Year 2018-19
    During this period financial assistance of Rs. 878.96 crore has been sanctioned towards four projects viz, Farm Machinery Hubs through 1000 PACS, Computerization and related infrastructure for 2631 PACS, Income enhancement initiative for SHGs through Poultry Farming & Goat rearing and expansion of existing cold storage project of Uttar AjoyKrishakSamabayHimghar Ltd., Birbhum. Upto 31.03.2019 a total of Rs.324.50 crore has been released to these projects. Theother releases of Rs.4.84 crore were made to Cooperation Department, Fisheries Department of Govt. of West Bengal and Sultanpur SKUS Ltd.
  • Financial Year 2019-20
    During the financial year 2019-20, financial assistance of Rs.17.50crorehas been sanctioned for Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives among members of cooperatives and SHGs in four districts of West Bengal under YuvaSahakar Scheme. Releases of Rs.128.35 crore has been released to Govt. of West Bengal towards sanctioned projects viz, Farm Machinery Hubs through 1000 PACS, Computerization and related infrastructure for 2631 PACS, Income enhancement initiative for SHGs through Poultry Farming & Goat rearing, Rehabilitation and Revival of Cooperative Spinning Mills, expansion of existing cold storage project of Uttar AjoyKrishakSamabayHimghar Ltd., Birbhum, margin money assistance to Jhalda Large Sized Agricultural Primary Marketing Cooperative Society Ltd., Khejuri Thana Cooperative Agricultural Marketing Society Ltd. and Hat DaluibazarSashyaUtpadan ‘O’ BikraySamabaySamity Ltd.
  • Financial Year 2020-21
    Releases of of Rs. 59.12 crore has been released to Govt. of West Bengal towards sanctioned projects viz, Farm Machinery Hubs through 1000 PACS, Computerization and related infrastructure for 2631 PACS, Income enhancement initiative for SHGs through Poultry Farming & Goat rearing, Rehabilitation and Revival of Cooperative Spinning Mills, Setting up of dried fish processing units by BENFISH for production of hygienically driedfish.
  • Financial Year 2021-22
    During the financial year 2021-22, financial assistance of Rs 0.87 crore has been sanctioned towards setting up of consumer store and PMMSY programmes. Releases of Rs. 44.16 crore has been released to Govt. of West Bengal towards sanctioned projects viz, Farm Machinery Hubs through 1000 PACS, Computerization and related infrastructure for 2631 PACS, Income enhancement initiative for SHGs through Poultry Farming & Goat rearing, Rehabilitation and Revival of Cooperative Spinning Mills, setting up of Consumer Stores by Janata S.K.U.S Ltd and organization of district level PMMSY programmes by LINAC RTC Kolkata.

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

•    RO, Kolkata officials visited 258 Cooperatives in the State for rapport building and Collection of PACS data & Promoting Yuva Sahakar Scheme of NCDC.
•    Imparting    Skill    Development    programmes    for    cooperative    personnel    through Regional Training centre at Kolkata.
•    Organization of Fisheries Export workshop at Kolkata.
•    Financial Assistance to Janata S.K.US Ltd for setting up of Consumer Stores under direct funding. 

 

One-day Workshop on Fisheries Exports Promotion at Kolkata, jointly organized by COOPEXCIL-NCDC, Department of Fisheries- GoI, Govt. of West Bengal and ICC.

One-day Workshop on Fisheries Exports Promotion was jointly organized by COOPEXCIL-NCDC, Department of Fisheries-GoI, Govt. of West Bengal and ICC at Pride Plaza Hotel, Kolkata, West Bengal on 12/03/2022. Sh. Sundeep Kumar Nayak, MD, NCDC, Dr. M.V. Rao, ACS, Coop., P & RD Dept., GoWB, Shri Atri Bhattacharya, ACS, Fisheries Dept., GoWB, Dr. J. Balaji, JS, DoF, MoFAHD,GoI, Shri Abhishek Chandra, Cooperation Secy., Govt. of Tripura, Shri Sanjeev Kumar Chadha, Spl.Secy., Coop, Govt. of Odisha, Dr. J. K. Jena,DDG (FS), ICAR, Shri Ranjan Khanna, Commissioner of Customs, Kolkata and various officers from Govt. of Jharkhand,NFDB,CIFRI and ICAR-CIFE participated in the event. Total 90 participants from West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Sikkim, Tripura, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Bihar and Jharkhand attended the workshop. Apart from above, officials from various organizations like, NPC, ICAR, BENFISH, IIT, Kharagpur, MPEDA, FISHFED Odisha, Southern Fish Marketing & Processing Cooperative Federation – Manipur were also present during the Workshop.
Presentation followed by thorough discussion was made in 4 thematic sessions on Seafood exports, Infrastructure support for export promotion, Ornamental fisheries exports and Quality & standardization issues for exports. 
 

One-day Promotional meeting regarding NCDC Schemes:

Promotional meetings regarding NCDC Schemes with representatives of Cooperatives were organized in Moyna Block (Purba Medinipur), Chapda Block (Nadia), Alipurduar-I, Alipurduar-II & Falakhata Blocks of Alipurduar, Tamluk & Nandakumar Blocks of Purba Medinipur were organized by Regional Office Kolkata during 2021-22. Yuva Sahakar, Ayushman Sahakar, PMFME, PMMSY, FPO, FFPO etc. schemes of NCDC were discussed with the State Govt. Officials and cooperative personnel.