I. Objective/ Purpose of the Public Authority

  • Mission / Vision statement of the public authority

To plan and promote programmes for production, processing, marketing, storage, export & import of agricultural produce, food stuff, industrial goods, live stock, certain other notified commodities and services on cooperative principles and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  • Brief history of the public authority

All-India Rural Credit Survey Committee constituted by Government of India, which submitted its report in 1954, recommended that the Government of India should set up a statutory Corporation with a mandate to spearhead development of rural economic activities, other than rural credit, in the cooperative sector. Thus, the National Cooperative Development and Warehousing Board (NCDWB) came into being in 1956. In 1963, the Warehousing activity was separated and on 14th March, 1963 National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) was established as a nodal organization for meeting the post harvest requirements of farmers through cooperative societies.

The NCDC Act underwent several amendments subsequently in the years1973, 1974 and 1975, broad basing its jurisdiction, constitution of management and its activities and sources of fund mobilization. The NCDC Act was further amended in 2002, enabling widening of its activities to cover additional services, rural industries and non farm sector activities under its umbrella of funding. The amendment also enabled NCDC to lend directly to cooperative societies, provided security to the satisfaction of the Corporation is furnished by the borrowing cooperatives.

  • Duties of the public authority

The functions of the Corporation shall be to plan, promote and finance programmes, through cooperative societies, for :-

  • the production, processing, marketing, storage, export and import of agricultural produce, foodstuffs, poultry feed and notified commodities;
  • the collection, processing, marketing, storage and export of minor forest produce; and
  • development of notified services.
  • List of services being provided by the public authority with a brief write up on them
    • The services provided are as under: -
    • advance loans or grant subsidies to State Governments for financing cooperative societies for implementing programmes of cooperative development;
    • provide funds to State Governments for financing cooperative societies for the purchase of agricultural produce, foodstuffs, livestock, poultry feed, industrial goods, notified commodities and notified services on behalf of the Central Government;
    • plan and promote programmes through cooperative societies for the supply of seeds, manures, fertilizers, agricultural implements and other articles for the development of agricultural produce.
    • provide loans and grants directly to the national level cooperative societies and other cooperative societies having objects extended beyond one State;
    • provide loans to cooperative societies on the guarantee of State Governments or in the case of cooperative societies in the Union Territories, on the guarantee of Central Government;“Provided that no such guarantee shall be required in cases in which security to the satisfaction of the Corporation is furnished by the borrowing cooperative society”.
    • participate in the share capital of the national level cooperative societies and other cooperative societies having objects extending beyond one State.
  • Organizational Chart of NCDC- Click here [PDF, English, 28KB]
  • Expectation of the public authority from the public for enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency

The NCDC’s financial assistance is meant to help cooperatives for creation of common facilities and other income generating assets as also to equip cooperatives with equity, margin money for raising working capital and providing working capital finance. The benefits out of such assistance are expected to flow ultimately to the individual members, small and marginal farmers for enhancing their income / livelihood.

  • Arrangements and methods made for seeking public participation / contribution

Circulating NCDC’s schemes to all State Governments (Cooperation and other functional Departments), Offices of Registrar of Cooperative Societies, cooperators & other activists for wide publicity to cooperatives registered in their respective states. In case of National / State Level Apex Societies circulars are sent directly for availing NCDC’s assistance. Organize Seminars and Meetings for sensitizing and promotion of the activities by cooperatives.

  • Mechanism available for monitoring the service delivery and public grievance resolution

Monitoring & evaluation of on-going schemes & projects for ensuring timely service delivery. Grievances of beneficiaries if any, are taken up at appropriate levels in the State Governments / Management of concerned cooperative society.