GENESIS “The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1963 as a statutory Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture”
FUNCTIONS Planning, promoting and financing programmes for production, processing, marketing, storage, export and import of agricultural produce, food stuffs, certain other notified commodities. NCDC Act has been further amended which will broad base the area of operation of the Corporation to assist different types of cooperatives and to expand its financial base.
Loans and grants are advanced to State Governments for financing primary and secondary level cooperative societies and direct to the national level and other societies having objects extending beyond one State. Corporation can also go in for direct funding of projects under its various schemes of assistance on fulfillment of stipulated conditions.
ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT The Management vests in 51 member widely represented General Council to give shape to its policies and programmes Board of Management with 12 members to cater to day-to-day activities. Besides its Head Office, NCDC functions through 16 Regional/State Directorates. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive.
The field offices play an important role in project identification/formulation and oversee its implementation. NCDC is endowed with in-house technical and managerial capabilities in the areas of Cooperation, Organisation & Methods, Financial Management, Management Information Systems, Sugar, Oilseeds, Textiles, Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy, Poultry and Live stock, Fishery, Handlooms, Civil Engineering, Refrigeration and Preservation to help cooperatives to identify/formulate projects and successfully implement them.
ACTIVITIES FUNDED BY NCDC Marketing Processing Cooperative Storage Distribution of essential articles through cooperatives Industrial Cooperatives Service Cooperatives District Plan Schemes (ICDP) Cooperatives for Weaker Sections
Assistance for Computerisation District Plan Schemes (ICDP) Cooperatives for Weaker Sections Promotional and Developmental Programmes Consultancy Services
OTHER ACTIVITIESEvaluation & Statistics To critically evaluate project implementation, identify problem areas, assess effectiveness of participating institutions and measure project impact on the participating cooperatives and their members, compare costs and benefits realised with the appraisal estimates and projections. To collect & collate statistical data relating to NCDC activities / policies.
TOPIC TRAINING CENTRE“To develop professional competence of the personnel of NCDC and the assisted cooperatives to enable them to achieve organizational objectives through suitable training and developmental interventions, research, consultancy and / or related activities”
Few assisted SuccessfulCooperativesAgricultural Inputs eg: The Regional Agro-Industrial Development Cooperative Ltd., Kannur, Kerala.Fisheries eg: Kerala State Coop. Federation for Fisheries Development Ltd., Karuvankonam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Handlooms eg: Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers Coop. Society Ltd., Egmore, Chennai-8.Spinning Mills eg: Shetkari Sahakari Soot Girni Ltd., Distt. Sholapur, Maharashtra.