Last updated on : 29.5.2014

Schemes Being Implemented

       Co-operative has aptly been described as a movement rather than a mere programme. Its objectives cover acceleration of economic growth coupled with social justice. It is conceived as an important factor in building up an egalitarian and non-exploitative economic and social order. Co-operative movement in Himachal Pradesh presents a picture of adequate coverage both village-wise and family-wise. As on 31st March,2003 all the villages in the State stood covered by the movement thereby covering 100% rural population.

1.     Direction & Administration
                        This is a continuing staff scheme. This scheme has been transferred to Non-Plan vide Planning department letter No.Plg.FC(F)3-1/2003-2004 dated 15.5.2003.

2.     Training, Education & Exhibition, Study Tours & Seminars
                        The H.P. State Co-operative Development Federation is the agency for the implementation of Co-operative Training and Education programmes in the State. The aforesaid federation is proposed to be assisted for the payment of stipends to the trainees and publication of literature and construction of Sehkeri Bhawan etc. This scheme has also been transferred to Non-Plan as referred to vide S.No. 1.

3.     Credit Co-operatives
                        Share capital contribution to primary agriculture Credit Co-operatives: There are 2115 primary agricultural credit societies functioning in the State with a membership of 11.27 lacs persons. The State Govt. is providing share capital assistance to the credit cooperatives under Scheduled caste Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan. In addition the societies in Tribal areas are also entitled to get managerial, interest and working capital subsidy.

4.     Warehousing, Marketing and storage
                        There are 250 marketing societies functioning in the State which include one Apex Federation, 5 districts level and 30 primary marketing Co-operative societies and 214 specialised marketing societies. These societies are dealing in the marketing of agricultural as well as horticultural produce, distribution of consumer articles and agricultural inputs. It is proposed to provide them share capital contribution during he 12th plan period. The provisions for M/Subsidy to Marketing Co-operatives and working capital subsidy to marketing Co-operatives have been made under Tribal Sub-Plan.

5.     Consumer Co-operatives
                        The strengthening of the public distribution system in one of the items of the 20-point programme. In this programme, the Co-operative play predominant role. Out of 3566 fair price shops in the State, 2674 fair price shops are under Co-operative sector. In the distribution of consumer articles, marketing societies, Primary Agricultural credit societies and consumer stores are mainly involved. The State Government helps these Co-operative societies by way of contributing in share capital, providing managerial and interest subsidy. The subsidy schemes have been transferred to non-plan
6.     Industrial Co-operative
                        There is one Apex weavers Co-operative society, one Woolfed, 366 primary weavers Co-operative and 143 other types of Industrial Co-operative societies functioning in the State. The Apex Weavers Co-operative society has been organised in January, 1981. In order to strengthen Apex Weavers Federation, Weavers Societies and other Industrial societies, it is proposed to provide them share capital contribution Scheduled caste Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan. The managerial subsidy scheme has been transferred to Non-Plan side as  referred to vide S.No.1 above.

7.     Information Technology
                        In order to speed up processing of Co-operative network of the department through computerisation a sum of Rs.40.82 lakhs has been proposed ruing the 10th plan.