January 5, 2010

Co-operation in Andhra Pradesh - Summary 2 - Andhra Economy

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5.2 The Department of Cooperation is mainly to administer Cooperative Laws, governing the Cooperative Societies. The year 2005 was celebrated as 100th year of Co-operative Movement throughout the Country. Further, every year Co-operative week is being celebrated starting from November 14th, to embark on creating proper understanding of the co-operatives duly highlighting the achievements and thus finally to winning their favour, which ultimately promotes the cooperative movement. This is expected to be achieved with the understanding of various activities.

This year, the 53rd All India Co-operative Week was celebrated from 14th to 20th November 2006. As a part of this program, seminars have been organized on important issues. Profile of Co-operative societies in the state is shown in Annexure 5.16.

Rural Credit Cooperatives:

The Rural Credit Cooperative structure at present is 3 tier with Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank at the Apex Level, District Cooperative Central Banks (DCCBs) at the District level and Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperatives at the village level. A.P. State Cooperative Bank has provided Rs.2,271.62 Crores (Kharif Rs.1,353.52 Crores and Rabi Rs.918.10 Crores) as production credit to the farmers through the Primaries and Central Cooperatives in 2004-05, Kisan Credit Cards have been issued to 41.02 lakh farmer members of the PACS and investment credit disbursed in the same year for Rs.195.61 Crores for minor irrigation, drip irrigation, farm mechanization, dairy etc. The total deposits mobilized by APCOB and DCCBs are Rs.4,087.27 Crores as on November, 2005. Relief to farmers affected by drought and other natural disasters has been provided. The long pending reorganization of PACS has been completed for making them viable based on the recommendations of the taskforce headed by Prof. Vaidyanathan constituted for suggesting on the reorganization of Cooperative Societies. The PACS have now been reorganized from 4,465 to 2,940.

Cooperative Tribunals:

Two Cooperative Tribunals were constituted at Hyderabad and Vijayawada during 1993 and two more at Warangal and Visakhapatnam during 2003 with appellate jurisdiction over the orders passed under A.P.C.S. Act and original jurisdiction was AP MACS Act, 1995 to render speedy and effective justice to the affected parties. There are 1,439 cases pending disposal.


A separate Audit Wing headed by Chief Auditor is functioning for causing Audit of Societies. Every society is responsible for maintaining accounts and is required to get their accounts audited every year. The audit shall be completed within a period of 6 months from the close of cooperative year and audit certificate shall be issued before the end of the succeeding cooperative year.

Heads of concerned Departments are designated as "Functional Registrars" and conferred with the powers of Registrar of Cooperative Societies on the Cooperatives that fall within their jurisdiction.

Marketing Cooperative Societies:

There are 22 District Cooperative Marketing Societies, which undertake procurement of agricultural produce to enable the agriculturists to get the minimum administered prices for their produce. They also supply fertilizers, pesticides and consumer goods to farmers.


MARKFED was established in 1957 as apex organization for the Cooperative Marketing Societies supplying agricultural inputs like fertilizers, gypsum, etc. The total turnover of all the District Cooperative Marketing Societies during 2005-06 was Rs.72.68 crores, whereas the turnover of APMARKFED was Rs.248 crores.

A.P. State Cooperative Union:

To improve and update the knowledge of the Cooperative employees, elected office bearers of the societies, and the members of the societies, the Department provides training through Institute of Cooperative Management (ICM) at Rajendranagar and A.P. State Cooperative Union at Hyderabad. There are 6 other Cooperative Training Centers (CTCs) working under the supervision of A.P. State Cooperative Union to provide education and training in Cooperatives. A monthly magazine by name "Sahakara Samacharam" is being published by the Cooperative Union to ensure the requisite publicity and propaganda of Cooperative principles and Cooperative movement.

A.P. Rural Irrigation Cooperative Corporation:

The A.P. Rural Irrigation Cooperative Corporation Ltd., Hyderabad was registered in 1981 to serve the objective of undertaking drilling of in well bores for small and marginal farmers belonging to SC, ST and other weaker sections and to augment irrigation facilities. Since 1995-96 the federation had diversified its activities such as drilling of 6-½ surfaces bore wells.

Rural Electrical Cooperative Societies:

Nine Rural Cooperative Electrical Societies are operating in 52 Mandals, covering 1,163 villages in the State. Out of the above, 5 societies have been liquidated by the Public Enterprises Department. The working 4 Rural Electrical Cooperative societies are under the Chairmanship of official Person-In-Charge / Joint Collector of the concerned District. These societies purchase electricity in bulk from A.P. TRANSCO and A.P. GENCO and distribute to agricultural and domestic consumers in its area of operation. The total number of connections under operation is 7,06,427.


Integrated Co-operative Development Project (ICDP):

The National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC), New Delhi has envisaged providing infrastructure facilities like godown, storage facilities, etc. for the societies for development of agricultural and allied sectors through ICDP. This project is under implementation since 1989 in A.P. This project already covered 6 districts viz., East Godavari, Nizamabad Phase-I, Krishna, Kurnool, Nalgonda and Chittoor and now under implementation in Guntur, Nizamabad Phase-II, Visakhapatnam, Medak, Warangal and Nellore. NCDC approved implementation plans further in 9 districts; Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, West Godavari, Kadapa, Mahaboobnagar, Anantapur, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Ranga Reddy districts.

Disbursements 2005-06 Short Term (Crop) Loans:

An amount of Rs.1,786.50 Crores had been disbursed by the DCCBs and GCC during the Kharif, 2005 season as against the target of Rs.2,000 Crores, attaining 89.33% of achieving the target fixed. During Kharif, 2004 season an amount of Rs.1,353.52 Crores was disbursed. Achievement during Kharif, 2005 over previous season is 32 percent. Unfulfilled portion of the target for 2005-06 is to be made good during the Rabi, 2005-06 season, so as to achieve the annual target of Rs.2,860 Crores under crop loans for 2005-06.

Long Term Loans:

Loaning Programme 2005-06: 

APCOB entrusted a loaning programme of Rs.460.50 Crores for disbursement of Long Term credit loans, including for Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Rythu Mitra Groups (RMGs) for the year 2005-06. Loans to the tune of Rs.57.29 Crores have been disbursed up to the end of October 2005 for various purposes like Minor Irrigation, Farm mechanization, Dairy, Horticulture, A.P.Micro Irrigation Project, Fisheries etc.

Weavers Finance:  

i.        Weavers finance through DCCBs:

APCOB sanctioned a limit of Rs.52.06 Crores to DCCBs for financing the working capital requirement of Primary Weavers Co-operative Societies for production and marketing of cloth (Cotton PWCS-Rs.36.30 Crores + Silk PWCSRs.15.76 Crores).

ii.      Finance to APCO:

APCOB has extended direct finance to APCO to an extent of Rs.50.00 Crores for procurement and marketing of cloth and for procurement and supply of yarn. An amount of Rs.48.50 Crores is sanctioned towards Yarn Credit.

Other Non-Agriculture Loans:

i.        Loans to DCCBs:

APCOB provided loans to a tune of Rs.75.33 Lakhs under Non-Farm Sector (NFS) and Rs.34.11 Lakhs under Rural Housing Scheme (RHS) during the year 2005-06.

ii.      Finance to Sugar Factories:

APCOB is extending finance to Sugar Factories and has sanctioned pledge limits to the tune of Rs.285 Crores to (11) Co-operative Sugar Factories in the State.



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