Regional Directorate, Lucknow

Name of Regional Directorate: Lucknow
Jurisdiction: Uttar Pradesh
Address: Sahakarita Bhawan, 14 Dr.Ambedkar Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh -226001.
Name of Regional Director: Shri Sanjay Kumar
Contact details: Phone: 0522-2289093 (CRM: 9311765345)
Fax: 0522-423152, E-mail:

(Route map of directorate):

Cooperatives in Uttar Pradesh:

S.No. Types of Cooperative Societies Number
a Agriculture Credit Cooperatives (PACS)/FSS/LAMPS) 7212
b Agriculture Non-Credit Cooperatives (PAMS/Block Unions) 8339
c Dairy Cooperatives 20817
d Fishery Cooperatives 1000
e Horticulture Cooperatives 982
f Sugarcane Cooperatives 198
g Primary Handloom/Industrial Cooperatives 2792
h Housing Cooperatives 1312
i Industrial Cooperatives 904
j Khadi and Gram Udyog Cooperatives 2687
k Sericulture Cooperatives 197
  Total 46440
a Credit Cooperatives (DCCBS) 50
b Non-Credit Cooperatives (KVS) 57
d District Cooperative Milk Union 19
e District Fishery Federation 12

Implementation of NCDC Programmes:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2023, NCDC has made disbursement of Rs.7416.50 crore benefitting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

Cumulative Disbursement as on 31 March, 2023 

S.No. Scheme/Activity Disbursement (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 4386.97
2 Processing 1441.88
3 Weaker Sections 10.34
4 Consumer 22.23
5 Storage &Cold Chain 162.99
6 Integrated Cooperative Development Project  428.97
7 Computerization & MIS 113.76
8 C,IC&SC 835.40
9 CSR & Other 10.17
10 FPO  3.77
  Total 7416.50


Sanctions and Release details of last 5 years (Rs. in crore)

Year     Sanction     Release
2018-19 1325.40 859.25
2019-20 1256.46 673.10
2020-21 581.36 827.95
2021-22 1002.88 252.33
2022-23 3416.45 350.23

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/issues during the last 5 years (2018-19 to 2022-23):

  • First Farmers’ Producer Organization (FPO) of the country on the initiation of NCDC got registered in Kashi Vidhyapeeth, Block of Varanasi. As on date 40 FPOs has been registered in Uttar Pradesh by this Directorate. Against allocation year 2022-23, 3 FPOs has already been registered & applications of remaining 27 FPOs are under process and are expected to be registered shortly.

  • Three Aquarium at the cost of Rs.5.71 lakh under PMMSY scheme has been sanctioned to U.P Matsya Jivi Sahkari Sangh Ltd., Lucknow, UPPCU Lucknow and FPO Tikari Kashi Vidyapeeth respectively.

  • Under Sahakar Mitra Scheme two interns were trained.

  • Provided assistance for Zero Liquid Discharge to Six Cooperative Sugar Factories under Government Guarantee.

  • Assisted DCBs for CBS and for purchase of ATM Mobile Van.

  • Rajbhasa Kriyavan Samiti awarded 2nd prize to RO, NCDC, Lucknow for implementation of Official Language.

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

There are 8 districts identified by NITI Ayog under Aspirational District     in Uttar Pradesh viz. Shravasti, Bahraich, Balrampur,     Siddharthnagar,     Fatehpur, Chandauli, Chitrakoot and Sonebhadra. Funds to the tune of Rs.2.23 crore has been extended by this Directorate for the implementation of ICDP in the Sonbhadra District, whereas in the District of Balrampur, Bahraich, Chitrakoot, Shravasti, Fatehpur Rs.20.00 Lakh has been disbursed for the development of FPOs under Central Sector Scheme for “Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)”

Development opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

  • NCDC Regional Office succeeded in providing working capital loan under Price Support Scheme of Government of U.P. 

  • Provided working capital loan to U.P. Rural and Land Development Bank.

  • Making efforts for generation of proposal by UPCB for computerization of PACS. 

Success Story:

Krishak Utpadak Sangathan Avam Audhanik Vipnan Sahkari Samiti Ltd., Tikari, Kashi Vidhyapeeth, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

This is the 1st FPO which is registered under cooperative Act under the Central Sector Scheme for formation and promotion of 10000 FPO in the country. The society was registered on 26.02.2021 with only 30 farmers and now they have 304 members having 50% small, marginal and landless farmer members from Kashi Vidhyapeeth block. This FPO is involved in business of mushroom to generate better returns for its members.
In its initial phase FPO had challenges in providing seeds (spawn) to its members on time at competitive price. To ensure the availability of spawn on time, the society invested in its own lab and currently it has fully equipped lab for spawn production.  The FPO started selling fresh mushroom from 18.08.2021 and has achieved business turnover of worth Rs. 1.5 Crore as on 31.03.2023, which is a remarkable achievement within a short period of 5 months after registration.  The FPO has a paid-up share capital of Rs. 6.08 lakh and recently it has received matching equity grant of Rs. 6.08 lakh under FPO scheme from Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji on 01.01.2022.

This FPO has been sanctioned 02 projects under NCDC’s Corporation Sponsored scheme i.e. Yuva Sahakar Scheme & AMI Scheme for installation of integrated mushroom processing cold room unit.

This FPO has signed MoU with Government of UP (Mid Day Meal) for supply of Mushroom to the basic schools in the district of Varanasi.

FPO has diversified its activities and has started milk collection from over 100 members and delivering the same to AMUL, it also involves in sorting and grading of Chilli and lemons for export. As a result members are earning more income from their own crops.