Q1. What is NCDC?
NCDC is a statutory Corporation set up under an Act of Parliament on 13th March 1963.
Q2. What are the Aims and Objectives of NCDC?
The objectives of NCDC are planning and promoting programmes for production, processing, marketing, storage, export and import of agricultural produce, foodstuffs, industrial goods, livestock and certain other notified commodities and services on cooperative principles and for matters concerned therewith or incidental thereto.
Q3. What activities are undertaken by NCDC?
NCDC promotes and provides financial assistance to cooperatives for following activities:
· Marketing & Inputs
· Agro-processing viz. Sugar, Spinning Mills, Ginning & Pressing, Fruit & Vegetables, other small/ medium sized processing units.
· Cold Storage
· Weaker Sections Viz. Tribal, Fisheries, Dairy, Poultry, Sericulture, Handloom, Coir and Jute
· Power loom
· Equipment Finance
Q4. What is the Management and Administrative Structure of NCDC?
The Management of NCDC vests in the General Council of 51 members and Board of Management of 12 members. The term of General Council and Board is for 3 years and the same is reconstituted by Central Government every three years. The Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is the President of the General Council and the Secretary (Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare ) Government of India is the Chairman of the Board of Management. The main responsibility of General Council is to lay down policy frame work, approve Programme of Activities and Annual Report of NCDC. The main responsibility of Board of Management is to implement the policies and guidelines of General Council. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the Corporation for implementation of programmes assisted by officers in various disciplines.
NCDC functions through its Head Office at New Delhi and Regional Offices located at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Patna, Shimla and Thiruvananthapuram.