Regional Directorate, Chennai

Name of Regional Directorate: Chennai
Jurisdiction: Tamil Nadu and Puduchery
Complete Address of Regional Directorate:35, Garment Complex, 2nd Floor,Industrial Estate, Guindy,Chennai – 600 032
Name of Regional Director: Shri V. M. Chandurasekaran
Contact details:Ph: 044-2250 0034 / 2250 0824, E-mail:

Route map of directorate:
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Cooperatives in Tamil Nadu

S. No. Functional Registrars Category of Societies Number of Societies
1 Registrar of Cooperative Societies PACCS, APCMS, SCU, DCCB, FSCS, LAMPS , Consumer Stores, Printing Press, Labour Cooperatives etc. 10360
2 Director of Handlooms and Textiles Handloom, Weavers, Spinning, Textile etc. 1384
3 Director of Sugar Sugar Cooperatives 18
4 Director of Industries and Commerce Industrial Cooperatives i.e. Tea, Coir etc. 353
5 Director of Fisheries Fishery 1387
6 Director of Milk Production and Dairy Development Dairy 8850
7 Director of Sericulture Sericulture 26
8 Director of Animal Husbandry Animal Husbandry 857
9 Director of Social Welfare/ Director, Integrated Child Dev. Services Project Women 169
10 Chief Executive Officer, Khadi and Village Industries Board. Village Industries 654
11 Director of Rural Development Rural Development 45
12 Director of Agriculture Horticulture, Agri. Engg. & Oilseeds 526
13 CEO, TN Palm Products and Dev. Board Palmery Cooperatives 1005
14 The Registrar of Cooperative Societies (Housing) Housing 1035
15 Central Registrar of Cooperative societies, Department of Agril., Cooperation and Farmers Welfare Multi State Cooperative Societies 85
Total 26754

Implementation of NCDC Programmes :

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2019, NCDC has provided total assistance of Rs.3676.75 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 199.34
2 Sugar 478.94
3 Textile 160.86
4 Processing 15.37
5 Weaker Sections 62.42
6 Consumer 18.37
7 Storage& Cold Storage 22.45
8 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 655.71
9 Promotional Schemes 2.54
10 Service & Agri. Credit 2060.75
Grand Total 3676.75

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 9 213.64 83.52
2015-16 2 300.00 22.21
2016-17 5 188.18 55.55
2017-18 1 17.06 143.10
2018-19 10 4.19 79.79

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

  • Out of 32 Districts in Tamil Nadu, ICDP has been completed in 28 Districts and 4 ICD projects in the Districts of Namakkal, Thiruvallur, Kanyakumari & Chennai are under implementation at a block cost of Rs. 355.80 crores. Thus, all the 32 Districts in the State have been covered under ICDP scheme of NCDC. During the last five years NCDC has released an amount of Rs.270.86 crore for implementation of ICDP and So far, NCDC has provided a total financial assistance of Rs.655.71 crore to the Govt. of Tamil Nadu for implementing ICDP in the State.
  • An amount of Rs.92.78 crore has been released by NCDC as financial assistance to the Govt. of Tamil Nadu for rehabilitation-cum-modernisation & for Purchase of Additional Machinery by Anna, Bharathi, Kanyakumari, Pudukottai and Krishnagiri Cooperative Spinning Mills in the State during the year 2014-15 to 2017-18. After modernization the mills are now functioning.
  • An amount of Rs.15.00 lakh was sanctioned & released to All India Weaker Section Peoples’ (Schedule Tribe) Society for their Working Capital requirements.
  • An amount of Rs.1.65 crore has been released against the sanctioned amount of Rs. 3.60 crores for purchase and installation of Cheese dyeing machinery by Tamil Nadu Cooperative Textile Processing Mills Ltd. at a block cost of Rs.4 crore.
  • Working capital loan of Rs.5 crore to Vellore Cooperative Sugar Mill Ltd. and Rs.12.06 crore to Chengalrayan Cooperative Sugar Mills Ltd. sanctioned and released during the year 2017-18.

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

  • Identification of societies for setting up of Agro Processing Units at Tehsil level.
  • Encouraging newly formed cooperative societies for availing assistance for accomplishing their ideas / ventures under Yuva Sahakar scheme of NCDC.
  • Visiting of Primary level Cooperatives for collection of data through personal interaction with secretaries from 300 Cooperatives during 2019-20 in connection with nurturing of Cooperatives.
  • Sanction for preparation of DPR fir ICDP Phase-2 in 9 Districts of Tamil Nadu.
  • Training of cooperative personnel in LINAC sponsored programmes.

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

Virudhnagar & Ramanathapuram districts in Tamil Nadu have been identified by NITI Aayog as Aspirational Districts. In these 2 districts, Integrated Cooperative Development Projects has already been implemented with block cost of Rs.862.51 lakh and Rs.655.29 lakh respectively. The 5 year project in Virudhnagar district was completed on 31.03.1995 and in Ramnathapuram District on 30.09.2003. Now the State Government is proposing to implement ICDP Phase-2 in 9 districts including Virudhnagar & Ramanathapuram. NCDC is giving more emphasis for the development of Cooperatives in all sectors in the Aspirational Districts of the State. All types of Cooperative societies in these two districts will be able to avail financial assistance under 2nd phase of ICDP.

NCDC Regional Awards for coops for the year 2018-19:

Excellence:-Vanavasi Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Society, Vanavasi P.O., Mettur Taluk, Salem District – 636 457. PACS
Merit:-Muhilanvilai Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Society, Monikettipottal P.O, Kanyakumari District – 629 501.
Excellence:-Educational and Electricity Generation & Distribution Cooperative Thrift & Credit Society, Periyakulam P.O., Theni District – 625 601. Best Primary Cooperatives in Two Prominent Sectors of the State
Excellence:-Pallipalayam Farmers Service Cooperative Society, Pallipalayam, Erode, Namakkal District - 638 006.
Merit:- Athimalaipattu Arignar Anna Cotton-cum-Silk Handloom Weavers Cooperative Production & Sales Society, Onnupuram Post, Arni Taluk, Thiruvannamalai District-632315.
Merit:- Salem District Starch and Sago Manufacturer’s Service Industrial Cooperative Society, Salem- 636 302.
Excellence:-Kancheepuram Ladies Tailoring Cooperative Society, Sevilimedu, Kancheepura WOMEN COOPERATIVE
Merit:- 1. Velapadi Women’s Tailoring and Small Industrial Service Cooperative Society, Vellore District.
2. Nilgiris District Tailoring Women Development Cottage Cooperative Credit Society, Nilgiris District.

Development Opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

  • Implementation of ICDP Phase-2.
  • Modernization & Working Capital to Cooperative Sugar Mills.
  • Ethanol Projects in Sugar Sector.
  • Working Capital to Spinning Mills.
  • Dairy projects under DIDF Scheme & normal Scheme of NCDC.
  • Assistance to Cooperatives for opening hospitals, guest houses, restaurant, medical shop etc.
  • Creating additional storage capacity by Cooperatives in rural areas.
  • Creation of infrastructure facilities by Dairy Cooperatives under CSISAC Scheme.
  • Focus on Service & Industrial Cooperatives.
  • Promoting Agriculture Grading, Packing, Processing and other value addition activities.
  • Assistance to Fisheries societies through TAFCOFED for supply of inputs.

(Regional Award Function held on 21.02.2019 at Savera hotel, Chennai)

Success Stories :

ICDP Namakkal: 1296 Valayapatty Primary Agricultural Co-operative Credit Society, Namakkal District availed the financial assistance of Rs.20.00 lakh for various sub projects like New Office Building, Modern Banking Counter, Air Conditioner, Furniture, Polly Pallets under ICDP in 2016-17. Profit made by the society is:- Rs. 13.80 lakh (2016-17), Rs.17.45 lakh (2017-18) & Rs. 21.60 lakh (2018-19).

Old office building

New office building

Kanyakumari ICDP: Unnamalaikadai Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Society, has shown a great jump in their business after availing financial assistance of Rs.27.09 lakh from NCDC’s ICDP scheme for their construction of New office Building and modernization. The profits of the society for the last 3 years are Rs.11.95 lakh (2016-17), Rs.14.23 lakh (2017-18) and Rs.18.00 lakh (2018-19).

Tiruvallur ICDP: G770 Mettupalayam Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Society, was having a small building with a room for keeping safe custody of jewels and without compound wall. During the financial year 2017–18, society availed assistance of Rs.20 lakh from NCDC. Profit for last 3 years for the society is Rs. 10.82 lakh (2016-17), Rs. 16.10 lakh (2017-18), Rs. 22.24 lakh (2018-19).

Puducherry - Cooperatives in the UT:

Sl. No. Type of Societies Total
Credit Societies
1 State Co-operative Bank 1
2 Central Land Development Bank 1
3 Co-operative Union Bank 1
4 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies 54
5 Staff / Employee Credit Societies 80
Non- Credit Societies
1 Marketing Societies 2
2 Sugar Factory 1
3 Milk Producers’ Co-operative Societies 124
4 Fisherman Societies 66
5 Weavers Societies 14
6 Industrial Societies 14
7 Spinning Mills 2
8 Consumer Stores 15
9 Women’s Societies 7
10 Housing Societies 55
11 Labor Contract Societies 27
12 Transport Societies 7
13 Student Stores 21
14 Other Non Credit Societies (Agrl. Landless Laborers) 15
15 State Cooperative Union 1
16 Multi State Cooperative societies 4
Total(I+II) 512

Implementation of NCDC Programmes :
Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2019, NCDC has provided total assistance of Rs.49.64 crore benefiting various Cooperative projects/units as below:

S. No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursement as on 31-03-2019 (Rs. in crore)
1 Sugar 20.00
2 Textile 29.25
3 Processing 0.080
4 Weaker Sections 0.033
5 Consumer 0.010
6 Storage 0.270
Total 49.64

Sector wise cumulative disbursements

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

  • Establishment of Agro Processing Units for value addition.
  • Implementation of ICDP in all the 4 Districts of Puducherry has been Initiated with the Govt. of Puducherry, Cooperation Department
  • Promoting activities under Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support & Innovation Scheme and PACS as Modern Banking Units.
  • Collection of PACS data from 25 Cooperatives during 2019-20.

Development Opportunities in the State/UT through Cooperatives:

  • Modernization-cum-expansion, capacity optimization and cogeneration projects of Cooperative Sugar Mills.
  • Working capital to Cooperatives, including sugar mills, marketing & Souharda Cooperatives.
  • Creating additional storage capacity by Cooperatives in rural areas.
  • Creation of infrastructure facilities by Dairy Cooperatives under CSISAC Scheme.
  • Focus on Service Sectors
  • Promoting Agriculture Grading, Packing, Processing and other value addition activities.