District : Chickmagalur                 

State : Karnataka


Co-operation  Movement played a significant role in development  the Socio-Economic life of the rural and urban falks in the district. It eliminates the exploitation of common people from the money lenders and middlemen.  Department of Co-operation is having a specific aim and objective in improving the co-operative sector in all walks of life of the people.  The registrar shall act as friend, philosopher and guide in the sector, beside registration control and supervisors of the  Co-operative  Institutions.

There are 514 different types of Co-operatives in the district of which 442 are working, 32 are defunct and  40 were under liquidation. District department is headed by Deputy Registrar of Co-operative societies.  Each sub-divisions headed by Assistant Registrar of Co-operative Societies. Taluk Panchayath, Zilla Panchayath, State Government, NCDC and NABARD provides financial assistance in the form of share capital loan and subsidy through their annual action plans. District Co-operative central Bank Chikmagalur through Primary Agricultural Co-operatives (PACS) provide advancing seasonal agricultural operational loans.  Medium term loans to the farmers.  PACS are collecting deposits, provide banking facilities and implements the government sponsored schemes effectively and efficiently.

Primary Co-op, Agriculture and development banks (PCARDB)  advances long term loans such as Minor Irrigation.  Sericulture, Coffee, Horticulture, Diary, Tractors, Tiller and for non-agricultural activities in creating assets to the farmers.  Processing co-operatives played a vital role in primary marketing facilities to the farmers produce  like, fruits, vegetables, flowers, arecanut and milk by fixing reasonable rates and also adopt modern technology in the sector.

Co-operatives take steps to organize self help groups for poorest among the poor to develop their living standard and generate self employment.  Consumer Co-operative Societies, House Co-operative societies, Non-Agriculture credit Co-operative Societies and urban  Banks paid special attention in providing basic needs.  To achieve this goal new concept called BDP was introduced to develop PACS and business enterprises since 1996.  There after new targets for credit and non-credit aspects for respective years have been set and it is being implemented in real spirits which is yielding better results so this PACS have been diversified and are on achievement lines.                                         

District Co-operative union and State co-operative federation played a vital role in promoting co-operative education.  Such   as member education, leadership, training to the office bearer and co-operative awareness in general.  It runs the coop. training college by conduct G.D.C.  i.e., basic knowledge about  the co-operatives and management.  Women Coop. Project wing is sponsored by N.C.U.I in  promoting women self employment training, organization of self help groups and provided information about the schemes available in different depots and also co-ordinate their activities.  To release their from the cluches of heavy debits introducing 'one scheme one time settlement' allowing interest rebat, under which scheme the former community is helped a lot.  This is a boon to farmers, which is get to the availed by farmers.  

For Further Details Contact :-

Deputy Registrar of Co-Operative Societies,

Ratnagirti Road,

Chickmagalur - Pin 577 101.

Phone : 08262 - 235732