Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh released a booklet titled ‘NCDC-Assisting Cooperatives. Always!’ highlighting the role and activities assisted by National Cooperative Development Corporation in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today. Shri Singh said that NCDC is the most preferred financial institution in the world of cooperatives and aligning itself with the Mission of New India 2022, NCDC has embarked on Sahakar 22, a Mission for Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022.
Shri Singh recalled that NCDC nurtures cooperatives which represent by and large small and marginal farmers. Some of its recent initiatives have been the support for the Integrated Cooperative Development in five remote districts of Nagaland and three districts of Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya Milk Mission, Modern Cooperative Banking Units in West Bengal, Farm Mechanisation in West Bengal, livelihood through goatry, sheep rearing and fisheries in Telangana, Cooperative Banks in Kerala and Rajasthan, women dairy cooperatives in Rajkot, Gujarat, apart from procurement operations of farm produce in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal etc.The Union Agriculture Minister while complimenting NCDC on its excellent performance since 2014 stated that the booklet now released will spread the word about NCDC’s innovative support among the cooperatives.