Regional Directorate, Kolkata

Name of Regional Directorate: Kolkata
Jurisdiction: West Bengal, Sikkim & U.T of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Address of Regional Directorate:4th Floor, P-161/1, V.I.P Road, Kolkata Pincode- 700054
Name of Regional Director: Sh. Snehangshu Goswami
Contact details:Ph: 033-23554943, Fax: 033-23555538, E-mail: ro.kolkatancdc.in

Google Map link (Route map of Directorate):

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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 31.03.2020, NCDC has provided total disbursement of Rs. 1762.54 crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S. No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursement as on 31-03-2020(Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 141.46
2 Textile 88.77
3 Processing 3.16
4 Weaker Sections 472.87
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 206.22
Total 1762.54

Sector wise cumulative disbursements & Cumulative disbursement as on 31-03-2020 (Rs in crore)


Year
Assistance(Rs. in crore)
Sections
Disbursements
Number Amount
2015-16 7 37.91 34.94
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

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

Financial Year 2015-16

During the financial year 2015-16, financial assistance of Rs.36.00 crore was sanctioned to the State Govt. for Rehabilitation and Revival of West Bengal Cooperative Spinning Mills Ltd., Serampore, Dist. Hoogly. Margin money assistance of Rs.1.15 crore was sanctioned to the State Govt and four (4) societies under Marketing & Input programme. Loan of Rs.0.76 crore was also sanctioned to the State Govt. under Weaker Section programme for Setting up of Tourist Lodge by BENFISH.

Release of Rs.30.00 crore was made towards Rehabilitation and Revival of West Bengal Cooperative Spinning Mills Ltd. Margin money assistance of Rs.0.63 crore was release to 3 societies under direct funding scheme. Release of Rs.3.493 crore and Rs.0.644 crore was made for implementation BENFISH projects on Integrated Fishery Development Project and Modern Multipurpose Market Complex, respectively. Release of Rs.0.039 crore was made to Sultanpur SKUS Ltd. towards construction of rural godown. Release of Rs.0.133 crore was made for setting up of Tourist Lodge by BENFISH.

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 24 Parganas.

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 Purba Medinipur, Integrated Marine Fish Development Project Phase VI, Renovation of Beels, Up gradation of International Sea Food Processing centre, Development of Traditional Marine Fish Production in Purba Medinipur 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 Assistance of Rs.0.01 crore was released under direct funding scheme to Sultanpur S.K.U.S Ltd for construction of 100 MT capacity godown at Sanketpur.

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 Cooperative Society.

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 Ajoy Krishak Samabay Himghar Ltd., Birbhum. Upto 31.03.2019 a total of Rs.324.50 crore has been released to these projects. The other 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.17.50 crore has been sanctioned for Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives among members of cooperatives and SHGs in four districts of West Bengal under Yuva Sahakar 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 Ajoy Krishak Samabay Himghar Ltd., Birbhum, margin money assistance to Jhalda Large Sized Agricultural Primary Marketing Cooperative Society Ltd., Khejuri Thana Cooperative Agricultural Marketing Society Ltd. and Hat Daluibazar Sashya Utpadan ‘O’ Bikray Samabay Samity Ltd.

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

  • Entrepreneurship development initiative for Women SHG members through PACS.
  • RO, Kolkata officials visited 300 Cooperatives in the State for rapport building and Collection of PACS data & Promoting Yuva Sahakar 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 Jhargram.

The programme was inaugurated by MD, NCDC through lighting of lamp. The awareness programme was attended by 135 nos. of representatives of various cooperatives from Jhargram as well as other districts of Bankura, East Medinipur etc. Presentation and thorough discussion was made on NCDC role, function and schemes, procedure of application, sanction, release, recovery etc.


One-day Workshop on Ornamental Fisheries Entrepreneurship Development.

One-day Workshop on “Ornamental Fisheries Entrepreneurship Development” was successfully organized at Kolkata, West Bengal on 25/01/2020. The Workshop started with Lighting of the Lamp and Felicitation of the Dignitaries. Welcome address and overview of the Workshop was given by Shri Sundeep Kumar Nayak, MD, NCDC at the inaugural session of the Workshop. The workshop was attended by 97 participants from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Dr. M. V. Rao, Addl. Chief Secretary (P&RD and Coop.), Dr. S. Kishore, Addl Chief Secretary (Fisheries), Dr. J. Balaji, Jt. Secretary (Fisheries), GOI, Shri Tarun Shridhar, Sr. Adviser, NCDC, Dr. C. Suvarna, Commissioner (Fisheries), Telangana, Dr. J. K. Jena, DDG (ICAR) graced the occasion. Apart from above, officials from various organizations like ICAR, FISHCOPFED, BENFISH, WB SFDC, NFDB, CIFE, CIFRI, COFFED, TSCOF, FISHFED (Odisha) also attended the Workshop. Presentation followed by thorough discussion was made in 3 Thematic Sessions on “Ornamental Fisheries Landscape in India – Prospects and Issues”, “Infrastructure, Value Chains and Ancillary Activities in Ornamental Fisheries – Potential and Scope” and “Involving Collectives (Cooperatives, SHGs and Others) in enhancing production and institutional support available”. Concluding remarks on the workshop was given by Shri Tarun Shridhar, Sr. Adviser, NCDC and Dr. J. Balaji, Jt. Secretary (Fisheries), GOI. The workshop was concluded by vote of thanks by the Shri S. Goswami, RD, NCDC, RO Kolkata.


one-day training programme for Primary Level Cooperative Societies at LINAC Regional Training Centre, Kolkata.

RO, Kolkata successfully organized 3 One-day training programme on i) General Management, ii) Business Development and Asset Management and iii) Accounts and Book Keeping in Primary Level Cooperative Societies at LINAC Regional Training Centre, Kolkata on 01/08/2019, 09/08/2019 and 21/08/2019 respectively. Total 73 Nos. of participants from different Societies participated in these training programmes.


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

Aspirational Districts: Emphasis is now to contribute to development of Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog in the State i.e. Dakshin Dinajpur, Birbhum, Maldah, Murshidabad & Nadia. NCDC has so far sanctioned loan of Rs 107.79 crore for computerization of PACS, Establishment of farm machinery hubs & income enhancement of SHG members in above mentioned districts.

NCDC Regional Awards for year 2019-20:

Excellence:- Jhaugeria Purbamukundapur SKUS Limited Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal PACS
Merit:- Chandanpur SKUS Limited Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal
Excellence: -Haldia Indian Oil Employee Consumer Coop. Stores, Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal SPECIAL CATEGORY (DAIRY)
Merit: - Haldia Dock Complex Consumer Coop. Society Ltd. Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal
Excellence:- Daspur Block-I Cooperative Agri. Marketing Ltd. Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal Special Category (Others) Primary agriculture Marketing cooperative society
Merit: -Calcutta Mahila Cooperative Credit Society Limited Kolkata, West Bengal.
Excellence:- Bagnan-I Mahila Bikash Cooperative Credit Society Howrah district, West Bengal WOMEN COOPERATIVE
Merit:-Calcutta Mahila Cooperative Credit Society Limited Kolkata, West Bengal



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 units etc.
  • 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 business activities.
  • 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 Marketing Federations.
  • Setting up / Expansion/ Renovation of Rice Mills.
  • Implementation of Integrated Cooperative Development Project in all districts covering infrastructure and business development activities of cooperatives in the State.
  • Eco- Tourism.

Success Stories:

  • Subarnabihar Samabay Krishi Unnayan Samity Ltd, Vill & PO Amghata, Dist Nadia, West Bengal has a 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 and local people, paddy procurement, fertilizer and seed business. Society also provides ambulance service to the local people. Society further diversified into garment business and provides employment to around 300 SHG members. Society has received financial assistance under BSP project of NCDC and has witnessed increase in deposit mobilization and credit business.


  • Baro Chhaynavi Matsyajibi Samabay Samity Ltd, Vill – Chhaynavi, Dakshin Bidhan Nagar, District – North 24 Parganas has witnessed increase in fish production and treatment of sewage water in bio natural method through re- excavation of water body, construction of poultry, duckery & goatery unit, construction of Godown etc. with NCDC’s financial support.

  • Mobarakpur Samabay Krishi Unnyan Samity Ltd., Mobarakpur, Dist – Purba Bardhaman has set up Farm Machinery Hubs with the assistance of NCDC to provide low cost farm machinery service to around 350 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 its customers.


UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Cooperatives 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 31.03.2020, NCDC has provided total disbursement of Rs. 56.99 crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S. No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursement as on 31-03-2020 (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 0.10
2 Weaker Sections 26.43
3 Consumer 1.38
4 Service & Industrial coop. 20.00
5 ICDP 7.13
6 Others 1.95
56.99

Year
Assistance(Rs. in crore)
Sections
Disbursements
Number Amount
2015-16 Nil Nil Nil
2016-17 Nil Nil Nil
2017-18 1 1.08 1.08
2018-19 4 144.93
2019-20 10.28

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/ issues during the last 5 years (2014-15 to 2019-20):

  • During financial year 2017-18, financial assistance of Rs.1.08 crore was sanctioned and released to Ellon Hinengo Ltd. (Central Tribal Cooperative Society Ltd) for purchase of three trucks and one tipper, under direct funding scheme of the Corporation.
  • During financial year 2018-19,Rs.50.62 crore has 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 Ellon Hinengo Limited (EHL) for renovation of their cargo ship M.V. Ebrahim Ali Hussain.
  • During financial year 2019-20, financial assistance of Rs.3.15 crore has been released to Ellon Hinengo 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. 2019-20:

  • 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.
  • Collection of PACS data from Cooperatives and Promoting Yuva Sahakar Scheme of NCDC
  • Development Opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

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

    Ellon Hinengo Limited (Central Tribal Coop. Socy.) is a well known name in the Andaman & Nicobar 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.




    Implementation of NCDC Programmes: Sikkim

    Financial support by NCDC:

    Up to 31.03.2020, NCDC has provided total disbursement of Rs 12.73 crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

    S. No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursement as on 31-03-2020 (Rs. in crore)
    1 Marketing & Inputs 10.60
    2 Consumer 0.72
    3 ICDP 1.41
    Total 12.73

    Year
    Assistance(Rs. in crore)
    Sections
    Disbursements
    Number Amount
    2015-16 2 5.47 4.22
    2016-17 1.25
    2017-18 NIL NIL NIL
    2018-19 4 0.14
    2019-20 NIL NIL NIL

    Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/ issues during the last 5 years (2014-15 to 2019-20):

  • 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 of NCDC.
    • Imparting Skill Development programmes for cooperative personnel through Regional Training centre at Kolkata.

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

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

    NCDC Regional Awards for year 2019-20:

    Excellence:-Luing Perbing Multi Purpose Cooperative Society Ltd, East Sikkim PACS
    Excellence: -Kadamtam Women’s Milk Producer’s Cooperative Society Ltd,Kadamtam, East Sikkim SPECIAL CATEGORY (DAIRY)
    Excellence: -Nayuma Women’s Cooperative Society Ltd Gangtok, East Sikkim SPECIAL CATEGORY (DAIRY)



    Development Opportunities in the State hrough Cooperatives:

    • Integrated Cooperative Development Project for all the districts.
    • Consumer and Marketing Activities.
    • Dairy and Livestock.
    • Storage and rural godowns
    • Eco- Tourism.
    • Transportation.
    • Hospitality sector.
    • Food processing unit.
    • Procurement and Marketing of Organic Fruits and Vegetables, Spices etc

    Success Stories:

    • 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.