20 Dec 2013

Central sector integrated scheme on agricultural cooperation during 12th five year plan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the implementation of the Central sector integrated scheme on agricultural cooperation with an outlay of Rs. 920.088 crore during the 12th Plan. 

This scheme is a result of the merger of two erstwhile schemes of the 11th Plan namely, 

(i) the restructured central sector scheme for assistance to National Cooperation Development Corporation (NCDC) – Programmes for Development of Cooperatives and 

(ii) the Central sector scheme for Cooperative Education and Training. 

The financial assistance to the two components are Rs.802 crore and Rs.118.088 crore respectively. 

The implementation of the scheme would yield following benefits: 

• Streamlining the cooperative marketing structure. 

• Diversification of activities. 

• Capacity building of cooperatives to undertake value addition. 

• Enabling cooperatives to have storage/cold storage facilities. 

• Undertake business operations. 

• Improving activities in allied areas such as dairy, poultry, fishery, coir, handloom and sericulture. 

• Involving grass-root level cooperatives in integrated area development. 

• Helping cooperatives in the least/under developed states and those of weaker sections through special programmes and schemes. 

• Providing appropriate managerial and technical inputs besides manpower development and training etc 

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