Regional Directorate, Gandhinagar

Name of Regional Directorate: Gandhinagar
Jurisdiction: Gujarat, UT of Daman & Diu
Address of Regional Directorate: Plot No. 272-273, Behind Central Bank of India, GH Road, Sector-16, Gandhinagar, Gujarat – 382016.
Name of Regional Director: Sh. Shailendra Singh
Contact details:Phone No. : 079-23222293, E-mail:

Google Map link (Route map of Directorate): Development+Corporation/@23.2291257,72.6457508, 17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x395c2b263a5fe739:0x6c13c1853f3d 198c!8m2!3d23.2291257!4d72.6479448

Cooperatives in Gujarat

S. No. Type of Cooperative Society Number of Societies
1 State Co-op. Bank 1
2 Central Co-op. Bank 18
3 State Co-op Land Development. Bank 1
4 Primary Agri. Credit Societies 9796
5 Nagrik Banks 226
6 Primary Non-agri. Credit Societies 6173
7 Marketing Societies 2229
8 Processing Societies 1279
9 Milk & livestock 16507
10 Farming 915
11 Fisheries 696
12 Consumers 2023
13 Housing 17539
14 Labour Contract 3745
15 Forest Labour 149
16 Irrigation 4763
17 Transport 120
18 Electricity 5
19 Other Non-credit 8612
20 Union & institute 45
21 Sugar 31
22 Industrial 4522
  Total 79395

Implementation of NCDC Programmes:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2020, NCDC has provided total assistance of Rs. 3368.86 crore benefiting various Cooperative projects/units as below:

S. No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursement as on 31-03-2020 (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 79.96
2 Sugar 1857.27
3 Textile 142.57
4 Processing 15.70
5 Weaker Sections 659.26
6 Consumer 23.29
7 Storage 98.27
8 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 8.82
9 Promotional Schemes 0.22
10 Service & Agri. Credit 470.88
11 MIS 12.621
  Grand Total 3368.86

Achievements during last 5 years (Up to 31.03.2020)


Assistance(Rs. in crore)


Number Amount
2015-16 28 434.10 272.97
2016-17 23 663.23 424.04
2017-18 37 273.90 274.097
2018-19 9 178.85 338.40
2019-20 13 168.86 118.34

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/ issues during the last 5 years (2015-16 to 2019-20):

  • Sanctioned an assistance of Rs. 77.00 Crores for establishment of new spinning mill to Surat Vankar Sahkari Sangh Limited, Surat.
  • Assisted Bharuch Jilla Dugdh Utpadak Sahakari Sangh Limited for setting up 100MTPD Cattle feed plant at Aspirational District Narmada with financial assistance of Rs. 19.75 Crore.
  • Sanctioned assistance for establishment of two new Sugar mills in South Gujarat i.e. Kaveri Sugar Mill and Daman Ganga Sugar Mill.
  • Assistance sanctioned to Kutch Jilla Dudgh Utpadak Sahakari Sangh Limited, Kutch for setting up instant Chilling Centre and Cattle Feed plant of 300MTPD capacity.
  • Assisted Shree Narmada Khand Udyog Sahakari Mandli Ltd. for establishment of 45 KLPD Ethanol Plant with financial assistance of Rs.24.30 crore.
  • Sanctioned financial assistance to District Dairy Unions for construction of milk collection centres to 174 Village level Dairy cooperative societies.
  • Assisted Women Cooperative credit societies-Shree Swashrai Mahila Nagrik Dhiran Sewas Sahakri Mandli Ltd. Vadodara and Shree Surat Mahila Nagrik Dhiran Sewas Sahakri Mandli Ltd. Surat.
  • Assisted State’s only women Milk Producers Union Shree Morbi District Mahila Milk Producers Cooperative Union Ltd. for construction of 10 milk collection centres and 3 godowns.
  • Successfully organized Regional Women Workshop at Rajkot on the occasion of Mahila Kisan Diwas in 2018.
  • Organized one day training programme for dairy cooperatives at Gandhinagar on the occasion of Women Day in 2019.

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

  • Promoting the idea for establishment of Agro Processing Units at tehsil level.
  • Promoting activities under Yuva Sahakar - Cooperative Enterprise Support & Innovation Scheme
  • Focussing primary level societies under SAHAKAR 22.
  • Commencing capacity building programme for PACS at Regional Training Centre of Laxmanrao Inamdar National Academy for Cooperative Research and Development (LINAC) at Gandhinagar.

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

  • Organized capacity building programme for women members of Primary Dairy Cooperatives at Aspirational district Narmada.
  • Released assistance for setting up Cattle feed plant of 100 MTPD capacity at Dediyapada.
  • Assisted Shree Narmada Khand Udyog Sahakari Mandli Ltd. for establishment of 45 KLPD Ethanol Plant with financial assistance of Rs.24.30 crore.

NCDC Regional Awards for coops for the year 2019-20:

Excellence:- Shree Kolithad Juth Seva Sahakari Mandali Ltd., Rajkot Best PACS
Merit:-Shree Sevani Seva Sahakari Mandali Ltd., Surat.
Excellence:-Varmadhar Dudh Utpadak Sahakri Mandali Ltd., Surendranagar Best Primary Cooperatives in Dairy Sector
Merit:-Vagahnera Dush Utapadak Sahakari Mandali Ltd., Surat
Excellence:-Shree Khedut Sahakri Khand Udyog Mandali Ltd., Pandvai, Bharuch Best Primary Cooperatives in Sugar Sector
Merit:-Shree Madhi Vibhag Khand Udyog Sahakari Mandali Ltd.,Surat
Excellence:-Shree Sorath Mahila Vikas Sahakri Mandali Kodinar,Gir-Somnath Best Women Cooperative
Merit:-Shree Junagadh Mahila Sarafi Sahakri Mandali Ltd., Junagadh

Development Opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

Export of Fruits & Vegetables / Women Cooperatives / Fisheries processing units / Agro Processing units.

Success Stories : A

Valsad Navsari Jilla Fal Ane Shakbhaji Sahakari Sangh Ltd.” owner of brand “AMIDHARA” is a Co-Op Society Union having primary Horticulture Farmers Co-Op Societies as its members. There are 22 primary Co-Operative society members of VJFS with 45000 farmer members. The processing facility and infrastructure is located at Gandevi in Navsari district of Gujarat state. The Union deals in Fresh, Processed and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables in addition to other Food products. The Union is manufacturing and exporting Kesar Mango Pulp, Alphonso Mango Pulp. Mango Slices, Chikoo Pulp, Chikoo Slice, other Canned vegetables, Ready to Eat Curried Vegetables, various types of Pickles, Chutney, Paste, Tomato Ketchup, Jam and several kinds of Fruit Juices in “AMIDHARA” brand. We also process Tomato, Papaya, and Guava, Banana and other fruits and vegetables in different forms. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables are being supplied to domestic and overseas customers.

All the production activities are carried out in a very hygienic condition as per quality and food safety standards requirement for domestic and various export markets. The F&V Union is certified with ISO 22000:2005, USFDA and FSSAI.

Shree Narmada Khand Udyog Sahakari Mandli Limited Narmada

The sugar mill was commenced its operation in 1996-97 with the crushing capacity of 2500 TCD. Total 22818 cane growers’ farmers are the members of the Sugar mill. The sugar mill has recently undergone modernization for improvement in its crushing capacity. By the virtue of progressive management, the sugar mill has also established an Ethanol plant of 45KLPD capacity with the assistance of NCDC.

UT of Daman and Diu

Cooperatives in the UT of Daman and Diu: Total – 99

Sl. No. Type Daman Diu
Working Defunct Total Working Defunct Total
1 Consumer 1 - 1 3 1 4
2 Dairy 1 4 5 - - -
3 Farming - - - 1 - 1
4 Fisheries 1 - 1 14 3 17
5 Housing 19 2 21 - 14 14
6 Industrial 2 1 3 - 4 4
7 Forest Labour - - - 1 - -
8 Marketing 1 - 1 - - -
9 Multipurpose 2 1 2 1 1 2
10 Non-Agri Credit 8 1 9 - - 1
11 PACS 8 - 8 - - -
12 Tribal 1 - 1 - - -
13 Others - 2 2 - - -
    44 11 55 20 24 44

Implementation of NCDC Programmes:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2020, NCDC has provided total disbursement of Rs. 1.808 Crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

Beneficiary Year Assistance Purpose
Sagar Putra Fisheries, Diu 1988-89 0.103 FRP fishing canoes
Vivek Fisheries, Diu 1999-2000 1.360 10 mechanized boats
Ratnakar Fisheries, Diu 2005-06 0.345 Expansion of Ice plant
Total 1.808  

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

In coordination with Collector Diu, a meeting of fishermen cooperative societies had been held at Conference hall of Collectorate Diu on 18/5/2018.Ms. Vandana Rao IAS, Chief Officer; Diu Municipal Council chaired the meeting. Government Officials of Cooperative and Fisheries department were also present there. The objective of the meeting was to sensitize the stakeholders of the cooperative movement in the district of Diu

For the first time, The Regional Award of NCDC, 2018 has been introduced in the Union Territory to motivate the cooperative societies. The award process has been completed for both the district and the award ceremony was successfully organized on 07.12.2018 to promote the cooperative societies

NCDC Regional Awards for year 2019-20:

Diu Excellence:-Shree Mahakaleshwar Fisheries Cooperative Society Ltd., Diu
Daman Merit:-Matsya Udyog Vivdh Karyakari Sahakari Society Ltd., Daman