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 of Regional Directorate: Ph: 033-23554943, Mob - 9311765344, E-mail id: [email protected]

Google Map link (Route map of directorate):

https://goo.gl/maps/7LV2N5CeEvPvVcAd7

West Bengal:

Cooperatives in West Bengal:

S.No. Category of Societies 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) 1557
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 1162
17 Apex Institutions in West Bengal 16
  Total 14,057

Implementation of NCDC Programmes:In West Bengal:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2021, NCDC has provided total disbursements of Rs.1823.58crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S.No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursements as on
31.03.2021(Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 152.86
2 Textile 100.03
3 Processing 3.16
4 Weaker Sections 492.17
5 Consumers 14.48
6 Storage 120.26
7 Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 52.49
8 Promotional Schemes 0.04
9 Service & Agri. Credit. 662.79
10 Computerization 225.30
  Total 1823.58  

Sector wise cumulative disbursements
Cumulative disbursements as on 31.03.2021 (Rs in crore)

Year Assistance
Sanctions Disbursements
(Rs. in crore)
Number Amount
2016-17 6 308.26 37.59
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

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
    During the financial year 2019-20, financial assistance of Rs.17.50 crore has been sanctioned for Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives among members of cooperatives and SHGs in four districts of West Bengal under YuvaSahakar Scheme. Assistance ofRs. 59.12crore has been disbursedto 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.

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

  • RO, Kolkata officials visited 300 cooperatives in the state for rapport building and collection of PACS data &promoting YuvaSahakar Scheme of NCDC.
  • Imparting Skill Development programmes for cooperative personnel through Regional Training centre at Kolkata.

One day awareness program for members of cooperatives at Lodha Bhawan, Medinipur

Awareness Programme on NCDC Ayushman Sahakar, PMMSY, NBHM, PMFME, AMI, FPO schemes was organized at Medinipur town on 19/12/2020. Presentation and discussion was made on NCDC role, function and schemes, procedure of application, sanction, release, recovery etc. After the presentation, queries raised by the participants were answered. Representative of cooperatives from West Bengal, Jharkhand and North Eastern States participated in the programme.

One-day Promotional meeting regarding NCDC Schemes:

A promotional meeting regarding NCDC Schemes with State Govt. Officials and representatives of Cooperatives was organized at Regional Office, Kolkata on 13/01/2021 under the Chairmanship of MD, NCDC. MD, NCDC discussed YuvaSahakar, AyushmanSahakar, PMFME, PMMSY etc. schemes of NCDC with the State Govt. Officials and cooperative personnel. Among others, ShriShantanuChaki, Jt. RCS, Cooperation Department, ShriManabBandyopadhyay, Manager (Benfed), ShriAsishSarkar, Dy. Director (Agriculture Dept.), Govt. of West Bengal were present during the meeting. A promotional meeting was organized by Regional Office, Kolkata under the Chairmanship of MD, NCDC on 17/02/2021. In the meeting, discussion had been held with the representatives of Women Cooperative Societies of West Bengal.

 

Four training programmes for Primary Level Cooperative Societies at LINAC RTC,Kolkata.

RO, Kolkata successfully organized 4 training programme on i) General Management on 26.06.2020 & 29.06.2020, ii) Business Development and Asset Management on 10.07.2020 &13.07.2020, iii) Accounts and Book Keeping on 27.07.2020 &28.07.2020and iv) Role of Women Directors in Governance and Business Development on 18.11.2020 in Primary Level Cooperative Societies at LINAC Regional Training Centre, Kolkata. Total 308 Nos. of participants including 117 women participants from different societies participated in these training programmes.

 

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

There are 5 aspirational districts in the state of West Bengal as identified by the NITI Aayog viz.,Dakshin Dinajpur, Birbhum, Maldah, Murshidabad & Nadia. NCDC has so far sanctioned loan of Rs 128.57 crore for computerization of PACS, Establishment of farm machinery hubs & income enhancement of SHG members in above mentioned districts.

Development Opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

  • Margin money and other infrastructure loan for handicrafts, textiles and industrial cooperatives.
  • Infrastructure for marketing ornamental fisheries, aquaculture, fish lending centre, auction market, fish/ prawn processing unitsetc.
  • Establishment/ renovation/ expansion/ upgradation& modernization of godown, storage, cold storage, cold chain, reefer van, warehouse and other marketing infrastructure for Agri-Marketing Coop.Societies.
  • Consumer infrastructure and consumer businessactivities.
  • Integrated fisheries project for the entire State covering input and infrastructure requirements of all the fisheries societies in the State.
  • Margin money and other infrastructure loan for Handloom, Power loom, Garment making units.
  • Working capital loan for Banks and MarketingFederations.
  • Setting up / Expansion/ Renovation of RiceMills.
  • Implementation of Integrated Cooperative Development Project in all districts covering infrastructure and business development activities of cooperatives in theState.
  • Eco- Tourism.

SuccessStories:

  • BishnupurRaotaraSamabayKrishiUnnayanSamity Ltd, Vill& PO Bishnupur, Dist Nadia, West Bengal has an objective to promote cultivators in Krishannagar –I Block, dist Nadia. Society has a diversified business portfolio which includes deposit mobilization, KCC, skill development training to SHG members, paddy procurement, fertilizer and seed business, Kerosene Bunk (MR Shop), Nursery & Ecotourism Park, Water Purifying Plant, SHG Training Centre. Society also provides ambulance service to the local people. Society further diversified into garment business and provides employment to SHG members. Society has received financial assistance under BSP project of NCDC and has witnessed increase in deposit mobilization and credit business.The Society has set up Farm Machinery Hubs with the assistance of NCDC to provide low cost farm machinery service to members.

 

 

  • AmnanSamabayKrishiUnnyanSamity Ltd., Amnan, Dist–Hooghly has set up Farm Machinery Hubs with the assistance of NCDC to provide low cost farm machinery service to around 550 farming family in the region with improved agricultural implements and machinery for quick and timely Agricultural operation to reduce the cost of cultivation and has taken assistance under NCDC project “PACS as Banking Service Point” through State Govt with a view to modernize the existing deposit mobilizing activity under CBS platform to enable RTGS/NEFT facility for itscustomers.

 

 

UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands:

Cooperatives in the UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands:

S.No. Category of Societies Number
1 Credit (PACS)- Agriculture 45
2 Non- Agriculture ( T & C) 65
3 Consumer & Marketing 131
4 Construction 1036
5 Fisheries 111
6 Milk/Poultry/Livestock/Vegetables 58
7 Plantation/Industrial/Housing co-operatives 210
8 Multipurpose 138
9 Transport co-operatives 58
10 Others including Tourism & Labour 183
  Total 2035

Implementation of NCDC Programmes in UT of Andaman& Nicobar Islands:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2021, NCDC has provided total disbursements of Rs. 56.99 crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S.No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursements as on
31.03.2021 (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 0.1
2 Weaker Sections 26.43
3 Consumer 1.38
4 Service & Industrial coop. 20.0
5 ICDP 7.13
6 Others 1.95
  Total 56.99

Sector wise cumulative disbursements

Achievements during last 5 years (Up to31.03.2021):

Year Assistance
Sanctions Disbursements
(Rs. in crore)
Number Amount
2016-17 Nil Nil Nil
2017-18 1 1.08 1.08
2018-19 4 144.93  
2019-20     10.28
2020-21 Nil Nil Nil

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/issues during the last 5 years (2015-16 to2020-21):

  • During financial year 2017-18, financial assistance of Rs.1.08 crore was sanctioned and released to EllonHinengo Ltd. (Central Tribal Cooperative Society Ltd) for purchase of three trucks and one tipper, under direct funding scheme of theCorporation.
  • During financial year 2018-19, Rs.50.62 crorehas been sanctioned to Fisheries Department, A&N Administration for implementation of Integrated Fisheries Development Project, Rs.54.61 crore has been sanctioned to Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department, A&N Administration for enhancement of farmer’s income based on livestock activities project, Rs.36.55 crore has been sanctioned to Cooperation Department, A&N Administration for Integrated Coop. Development Project and Rs.3.15 crore has been sanctioned to EllonHinengo Limited (EHL) for renovation of their cargo ship M.V. EbrahimAliHussain.
  • During financial year 2019-20, financial assistance of Rs.3.15 crore has been released to EllonHinengo Limited (EHL) for renovation of their cargo ship M.V. Ebrahim Ali Hussain and Financial assistance of 7.13 crore has been released to Cooperation Department, A&N Administration for Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP).

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

  • Enhancement of farmer’s income based on livestock activities including development of Dairy, Poultry & Piggery through members of cooperatives.
  • Implementation of the Integrated Fisheries Development Project.
  • Implementation of ICDP in districts of South Andaman and North & Middle Andaman.

Development Opportunities in the UT through Cooperatives:

  • Consumer and Marketing Activities.
  • Storage and rural godowns
  • Eco- Tourism.
  • Transportation.
  • Hospitality sector.
  • Tribal Cooperatives.

Success Stories:

  • EllonHinengo Limited (Central Tribal Coop. Socy.) is a well known name in the A&N Islands. NCDC has assisted the society for purchase of Transport vehicles and renovation of Cargo Ships. Society is actively working for the welfare of the region and has undertaken Construction work, Ships.

Sikkim:

Cooperatives in Sikkim:

S.No. Category of Societies Number
1 Apex Coops. 6
2 Primary Coop. Bank 1
3 MPCS 170
4 Service Coop. 160
5 Dairy Coop. 239
6 GP level labour / Const. Coop. 2760
7 Other cooperatives 166
  Total 3502

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2021, NCDC has provided total disbursements of Rs 12.73 crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S.No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursements as on
31.03.2021 (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 10.6
2 Consumer 0.72
3 ICDP 1.41
  Total 12.73

Sector wise cumulative disbursements

Year Assistance
Sanctions Disbursements
(Rs. in crore)
Number Amount
2016-17 NIL NIL NIL
2017-18 NIL NIL NIL
2018-19 4 0.14 -
2019-20 - - -
2020-21 - - -

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/ issues during the last 5 years (2015-16 to 2020-21):

  • NCDC has sanctioned Rs.0.14 crore during 2018-19 for preparation of DPR for implementing ICD Project in the four districts of Sikkim.
  • Assistance of Rs 5.00 crore was sanctioned to the State Govt. for Marketing & Input activities of Sikkim State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd (SIMFED), Gangtok. Financial Assistance of Rs 0.47 crore was also sanctioned to the State Govt. for infrastructural development of departmental stores by Sikkim Consumer Cooperative Society Ltd.).

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

  • Integrated Cooperative Development Project(ICDP).
  • Setting Agro-Processing units for value addition.
  • Collection of PACS data from Cooperatives and Promoting Yuva Sahakar Scheme ofNCDC.
  • Imparting Skill Development programmes for cooperative personnel through Regional Training centre at Kolkata.

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

West Sikkim is the Aspirational District identified by NITI Aayog. It will be taken-up under the ICD Project.

Development Opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

  • Integrated Cooperative Development Project for all thedistricts.
  • Consumer and Marketing Activities.
  • Dairy andLivestock.
  • Storage and ruralgodowns.
  • Eco- Tourism.
  • Transportation.
  • Hospitality sector.
  • Food processing unit.
  • Procurement and Marketing of Organic Fruits and Vegetables, Spicesetc.

SuccessStories:

  • NCDC has provided financial assistance for purchase of transport vehicle and margin money assistance to Sikkim State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited.(SIMFED).
  • NCDC has assisted Sikkim Consumer Cooperative Society Ltd. through State Government for infrastructure development project. Sikkim Consumers Cooperative Society (SCCS) Ltd. has been supplying stationeries and sundry items to the State Government Departments and Central Government offices in the state of Sikkim. It has been able to achieve sustainable growth inspite of tough market competition.