Regional Directorate, Patna

Name of Regional Directorate: Patna
Jurisdiction: Bihar
Address of Regional Directorate: Block–A, Room No.20-21, (2nd Floor), Mourya Lok Complex, Dak Bungalow Road, Patna – 800 001
Name of Regional Director: Shri Surendra Sehgal
Contact details: Phone No. 0612-2221467, Mob No. 9311765346, Fax No. 0612-2211604, E-mail:

Route map of directorate:

Cooperatives in Bihar:

S.No. Category of Societies Number
1 State Level Cooperative Organizations (representing Marketing, Dairy Handloom Weavers, Fishermen, Sericulture, Oilseed, Sheep & Goat, Credit and Banking) 32
2 District Central Cooperative Bank 22
3 District level milk union 8
4 Harit Vegetable Processing and Marketing Cooperative Union Ltd. 1
5 Primary Agriculture Credit Society 8463
6 Vyapar Mandals 521
7 Consumer Stores 1874
8 Thrift & credit 327
9 Fishermen 468
10 Housing 2741
11 Industrial 2647
12 Poultry 237
13 Cold Storage 50
14 Labour 4577
15 Gramodoy 844
16 Mahila Vikash 430
17 Weavers 1089
18 Fruits & Vegetable growers 342
19 Oilseed growers 474
20 Milk Producers 1503
21 Talgur growers 76
22 Irrigation 557
23 Joint Farming 406
24 Boat Transport 89
25 Cobblers 187
26 Transporters 172
27 Sarvodoy 54
28 Special Type 393
29 Self -Supporting (Swalambi) 7887
  Total 36471

Implementation of NCDC Programmes:

Financial support by NCDC:

Up to 31.03.2021, NCDC has provided total disbursements of Rs. 3791.47 crore benefiting various cooperative projects/units as follows:

S.No. Scheme/Activity Cumulative Disbursements as on
31.03.2021 (Rs. in crore)
1 Marketing & Inputs 530.03
2 Processing 13.52
3 Weaker Sections 318.05
4 Consumer 3.72
5 Storage 110.38
6  ICDP 414.77
7 Service & Agri. Credit 0.22
8 Computerization 2400.55
9 Promotional Schemes 0.23
  Total 3791.47


Sector wise cumulative disbursements
Cumulative Disbursements as on 31.03.2021 (Rs. in Crore)

Achievements during last 5 years (up to 31.03.2021):

Year Assistance Disbursements
(Rs. in crore)
Number Amount
2016-17 6 315.34 420.34
2017-18 2 617.05 63.38
2018-19 6 56.36 153.41
2019-20 1 556.55 454.4
2020-21 1 2000 1633.59
Total 16 3545.3 2725.12

Highlights of the programmes assisted and other relevant achievements/ issues during the last 5 years (2016-17 to 2020-21):

  • Dairy
    NCDC has played a major role in developing the “Sudha” dairy brand as a “Pride of Bihar”. The state level Dairy Federation i.e. COMFED has availed financial assistance for 16 dairy projects. Up to 31.03.2021 an assistance of Rs. 243.23 crore has been disbursed.
  • ICDP
    ICD projects have played a crucial role to support un-tapped PACS from various sectors and helped to flourish them from the very beginning stage. Out of 38 districts in Bihar State, ICDP project has covered 22 districts till now. The districts are Rohtas, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Gaya, Saran, Siwan, Sitamarhi, Bhojpur, Sheohar, Khagaria, Buxar, Kaimur, Vaishali, Nalanda, Jehanabad, Araria, Motihari, Aurangabad, Begusarai, Darbhanga, Purnea and Betia. Project has been appraised in 12 districts and will be sanctioned soon. The districts are Patna, Muzaffarpur, Nawada, Katihar, Supaul, Saharsa, Bhagalpur, Banka, Arwal, Lakhisarai, Jamui and Samastipur. ICDP project will also be implemented in rest of 4 districts, namely, Munger, Sheikhpura, Kishanganj and Madhepura in Bihar. As on 31.03.2021, the assistance disbursed for ICDP Projects in the State is Rs. 414.77 crore.
  • Storage & Cold Storage
    NCDC has played a vital role in developing Cooperative Storage & Cold Storage Business in the Bihar state by supporting cold storages like Mahua & Barauni Cooperative Cold Storage and others etc. With the NCDC assistance under its normal schemes, 3057 rural and marketing godowns have been constructed in the State while 1208 godowns have been created under ICDP Scheme. As on 31.03.2021, an assistance of Rs.110.38 crore has been provided for the purpose in the State.
  • State Cooperative Bank
    NCDC has supported State Cooperative Bank (SCB) for farm procurement from farmers and will continue to support in the future too. NCDC has sanctioned Rs. 3400 crore to State Cooperative Bank & disbursed Rs. 2400.55 crore for farm procurement, up to 31.03.2021.
  • Farm Mechanization
    As on 31.03.2021, Rs.556.55 crore has been sanctioned and Rs. 439.05 crore disbursed by NCDC for establishment of Farm Mechanization Hubs in the State of Bihar which will benefit 2927 PACS in various districts.
  • Promotional and Development
    NCDC Patna has supported two projects worth Rs.23.24 lakh under CSR initiatives which depicts the developmental approach of the organization.
    • Ambpali Handloom and Handicraft Multi State Cooperative Society Ltd., Patna: Assistance has been provided for income generation programme. The project has been completed.
    • Motihari District Central Cooperative Bank: Assistance has been provided for construction of toilet block at bank premises. The project has been completed.

New Initiatives in the Region during Financial Year 2020-21:

  • 12 ICDP Projects have been appraised by NCDC team and are under consideration. These new projects will directly help to develop PACS & other cooperatives as a business hub and to create direct employment opportunity in the districts covered under ICDP.
  • Fisheries Department, Bihar Government has prepared a report on “Fisheries Development in Bihar through Cooperatives”. NCDC will favourably consider the proposal after its receipt.
  • NCDC is looking at the potential to support State Level Vegetable (Sabji) Federation planned by the State Government. NCDC will support PACS, District Level Sangh, State Federation to create cold chain infrastructure like pack houses, pre-cooling units, etc. to enable the cooperatives to procure, process, market, branding etc. of vegetables and will help to nurture the State Vegetable Federation as an institution like COMFED.
  • NCDC is exploring the sanction of financial assistance to State Cooperative Bank (SCB) for farm produce procurement on competitive rate basis. NCDC also will assist Cooperative Bank for computerisation.
  • The potential of weaker section cooperatives like Dairy and Livestock, Tribal, Handloom and Fisheries will be further tapped.
  • Storage and establishment of small agro-processing units will continue to be assisted under ICDP.
  • Other than under ICDP, establishment of agro-processing units – at least six during the year – under other schemes of NCDC will be focused upon.
  • Focus will remain on strengthening cooperatives in Aspirational Districts.
  • Promotion of YuvaSahakar scheme, bringing awareness regarding development of cooperatives as Modern Banking Units, etc., will be intensified.
  • RO Patna continued to nurture primary level cooperatives during the year 2020-21 by handholding and guidance of these cooperatives at every stage.

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

NCDC is focussed for the development of 13 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog in the State i.e. Araria, Aurangabad, Banka, Begusarai, Gaya, Jamui, Khagaria, Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Nawada, Purnia, Sheikhpura, and Sitamarhi.
Gaya, Khagaria and Sitamarhi are the three districts where Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) were successfully completed. Presently, ICD project is ongoing in Begusarai, Aurangabad, Araria, &Purnia district. Under ICDP, assistance has been provided to PACS, Vypar Mandal, other cooperatives for renovation of Godowns, Margin Money, purchase of furniture & fixtures, Rice Mill, Composite Mill, E-Centre, Computerization of PACS, opening of banking counters with Safe locker facility & also provided financial assistance to those SHGs affiliated to the cooperative society.
Banka, Jamui, Sheikhpura, Nawada, Katihar & Muzaffarpur districts have been identified and proposed to be covered under ICDP. Besides these projects NCDC has provided financial assistance to Gaya and Sitamarhi Districts Coop. Milk Producers Societies Union Ltd., towards modernization-cum-expansion of milk packaging unit towards installation/modernization-cum-expansion of milk collection centres.

Development Opportunities in the State through Cooperatives:

  • Formation and promotion of maximum number of cooperative FPOs in six selected districts of the state under the newly launched Central Sector Scheme for Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs in the country.
  • Assistance of Cooperatives under various recently launched central sector schemes like PMMSY, NBHM, AIF, MSME, PMFME etc.
  • Implementation of ICDPs in all districts.
  • Construction of Storage / Godown at all level of Societies.
  • Setting up of Agriculture / Horticulture product-based processing units including setting up of composite units of rice / dal / chana / flour mills.
  • Setting-up of Seed processing units.
  • Setting-up of Agri-clinics.
  • Setting-up of Bio-fertilizers / organic manure production / vermi-compost units.
  • Setting-up of Bee-keeping and Honey processing units.
  • Development of Minor Irrigation / Water Harvesting infrastructure through Cooperatives.
  • Modernization of Cold Storages and setting up of onion storages
  • Revival of Marketing / Consumer Societies / Federations/ Apex Level Federation.
  • Development of Handloom / Power loom / Handicrafts / Industrial Cooperatives.
  • Establishment of integrated cooperative Dairy / Fishery / Poultry / Goatery / Pig-rearing units with value addition processing units.
  • Setting-up of feed-mix units for Animal / Poultry, etc.
  • Computerization and IT Infrastructure in Cooperatives, especially Cooperative Banks.
  • Organization of Labour Cooperatives and Service Cooperatives.

Success Stories:

  • COMFED (Bihar State Milk Co-Operative Federation Ltd.): The Bihar State Milk Co-Operative Federation Ltd. (COMFED) was established in 1983 as the implementing agency of Operational Flood (OF) programme of dairy development on “Anand” pattern in Bihar. Its brand name “Sudha” for milk and milk product has become a symbol of quality, aptly called the “Pride of Bihar”. As on date, nine out of ten dairy plants are ISO: 9001:2000 and HACCP: IS: 15000:1998 certified.
  • Anuradha Chak Dugdh Utpadak Sahyog Samiti Ltd.,Village – Anuradha Chowk, Jahangirpur Sham, Mahanar, District – Vaishali: Outstanding performance at village DCS level and success in providing its members remunerative returns towards their produce.
  • Sarairanjan Paschimi PACS, Gudhma, P.O. Sarairanjan, District – Samastipur : Outstanding micro-credit business. Award Winner under NCDC’s Excellence Award Scheme.
  • Mahua Cooperative Cold Storage Society Ltd., Mirjanagar, District Vaishali (Bihar): Excellent Coop. Cold Storage Business. Also establishing a cold chain project.
  • Ratanman Babhangama Dugdh Utpadak Sahyog Samiti Ltd. Dist. – Begusarai, Bihar