January 4, 2010

Different Cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh

Apex Cooperatives (Federations)

  1. AP State Cooperative Bank (APCOB)
  2. AP Marketing Cooperative Federation (APMARKFED)
  3. AP Housing Federation (HOUSEFED)
  4. AP State Cooperative Union (APSCU)
  5. AP State Coop Rural / Irrigation Corporation (APSRC)
  6. AP Sahakara Vignana Samithi (APSVS)
  7. AP State Coop Joint Farming Federation
  8. AP State Cooperative Jt. Labour Contract Federation
  9. Hyderabad State Cooperative Association (HACA)

Central Societies (Federations)

  1. District Cooperative Central Banks and their branches (DCCBs)
  2. District Cooperative Marketing Societies (DCMs)
  3. District Cooperative Joint Farming and Labour Contract Cooperative Federations

Primary Cooperatives

  1. Primary Agriculture Credit Cooperative Societies (PACs)
  2. Farmers Service Coop Societies (FSCS)
  3. Rural Banks (RBs)
  4. Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs)
  5. Employees Cooperative Credit Societies (ECCs)
  6. Housing Cooperative Societies
  7. Cooperative Joint Farming Societies
  8. Cooperative Labour contract Societies
  9. Rural Electrical Supply Cooperative Societies
  10. Consumer Cooperative Societies
  11. Different types of Weaker section Societies

Cooperative Act

  1. Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Societies Act and Rules, 1964
  2. Andhra Pradesh Aided Cooperative Societies Act, 1995
  3. Mutual State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002

Cooperative Society

A Cooperative Society is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprises.

Cooperative principles

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education and training of members
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for community



Cooperative Values

  1. Self - help
  2. Self - responsibility
  3. Democracy
  4. Equity
  5. Solidarity
  6. Other Values
    • Honesty
    • Openness
    • Social responsibility and Care for others                   


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