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Department of Co-operative

Who we are

   

The Department of Co-operative is dealing with the different forums of co-operative promotion in Latehar District. Co-operative movement signifies the collective efforts of the farmers, producers, artisans and families to engage in mutually beneficial co-operative action for improving their economic and social development of small and marginal farmers/producers/artisans.
Co-operative Department was created to nurture and federate the co-operatives at various levels to mutually help each other. The Co-operative department also legally regulates the functioning of various forms of co-operatives. Through the co-operatives, government is trying to pool resources collectively to mutually help/aid each other for improving their life and livelihoods.

Why we are

   

The Co-operative department was created to institutionalise collective efforts of the people to enhance the income of the farmers/producers to generate income for the benefit of the economically weaker and vulnerable sections of the community. It is an institutional intervention to uplift the people in general and the poor and tribal community in particular.

Cooperatives have to play a vital and significant role. Persons with limited resources participate into organized economic activities through Cooperative Societies for the benefits of all members through mutual sharing of management.  The aim of Co-operatives is self help through mutual help.

Latehar is an agriculture region with large tracks of forest available. The tribal population is very high in this district. Agriculture and forest related produces are the life-line of the people living in this district. They are also engaged in small economic activities as well. In this context, the thrust of the co-operative is collectively and jointly handle this responsibility by providing short and medium term production credit through a network of Large Area Multi Purpose Societies (LAMPS) and Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) and the eight District Central Co-operative Bank.

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What we do

   

Through the Co-operative Department, various central and state government schemes are being implemented.

National agriculture Insurance scheme

This scheme is being implemented for the welfare of the farmers as per the direction of the government of India. The implementing agency is Agriculture Insurance Company of India. All loanee and nonloanee farmers are the beneficiaries of this scheme.

The State government contributes its share as subsidy for premium, indemnity as well as other administrative charges. The expenditure in this scheme is shared by the State Government and Central Government in the ratio of 50:50. As per the decision of State Government, the amount of premium paid by the farmers of all categories including small and marginal will be reimbursed by the State Government.

Compensation for Crop. Insurance (50:50)

Under this scheme, the government provides compensation for the crop losses to the insured farmers through the Agriculture Insurance Company (A.I.C.),

State Government Schemes
Integrated Co-Operative Development Project (ICDP)

The scheme aims at strengthening and developing Primary Agriculture Co-operative Societies (PACS) and Large Area Multi-purpose Societies (LAMPS) and other societies. The financial assistance is provided to the societies in the form of loan, share and subsidy under refinance scheme by National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC).

 Managerial Subsidy to PACS/LAMPS

The government is making provision for one Paid Manager in each PACS and one Co-operative Extension Officer as member Secretary in each LAMPS. The salaries of these personnel are given as subsidy by the State Government and disbursed through District Cadre co-operative societies.

Infrastructure for Primary Co-operative Societies

To attract the paddy production and procurement, Government has declared price support scheme for paddy. Hence rice milling unit is proposed to be setup through PACS/LAMPS costing 9.00 lakh and 17.00 lakh per unit respectively. For these mini rice mills/Haulers, 9% cost is given as subsidy by State Government and the rest 10% is borne by the PACS/LAMPS.

 

Go-down Constructions/ repair of LAMPS/PACS

Through the Co-operative Department, government has provision for construction of go-downs by the State Government for PACS/LAMPS for preserving the agriculture and forest produces. At least one buffer go-down per district for storage of food and fertilizer is part of the plan.

Loan and Subsidy to NCDC Aided Self Supporting Co-operative
Societies

The poultry development programme has been developed as an enterprise in the State especially in the tribal area. Under this scheme, loan and subsidy is given to Poultry Co-operative Societies through Mahila Cooperative Federation.

Federations of co-operatives: JHASCOLAMF, VEGFED, JHAMCOFED and State Co-operative Bank

The district co-operative societies are linked up with apex co-operatives of the State. The lac producer’s co-operative is federated at the state through Jharkhand State Co-operative Lac Marketing & Procurement Federation Ltd. (JHASCOLAMF). Same is the case with regard to Jharkhand State Vegetable Cooperative Marketing Federation (VEGFED). These apex Co-operative institutions are doing the work of procurement, processing, value addition and marketing of lac and vegetables respectively to help the producers through the district co-operatives.

Jharkhand State Minor Forest Produce Co-operative Development and Marketing Federation Ltd. (JHAMCOFED) is also an apex Co-operative institution, undertakes procurement, processing, value addition, marketing and development of minor forest produce.

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