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HIGHLIGHTS OF CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT IN MANDYA

 

        A Variety of Co-operative institutions  have thrived in Mandya district. Currently there are 1356 societies in the district which include 8 defunct societies and 138 societies brought under liquidation. Thus there are 1210 working co-operative institutions in existence in the district.  This includes mainly 212 primary  agriculture co-operative credit societies, 22 housing societies , 40 water users co-operative societies, 6 coir societies, 5 sheep rearing and wool producers co-operative societies, one district horticultural produce marketing and processing society, one co-operative sugar factory, 24 women multi-purpose societies, 7 taluka agricultural produce co-operative marketing societies and 7 primary co-operative agricultural and rural development banks.

Of the 212 primary agricultural credit societies, 185 have implemented Business development plan. They had mobilized deposits from the public to the tune of Rs.740-00 lakhs as on 31-7-2001. These deposits are in the form of fixed deposits. Advances out of these funds are usually in the form of loans. Salary earners, pigmy loans, loans to transport operators and petty shop keepers. The societies are given banking counter cash chest of the  value  of RS. 50,000-00 each from either the State government, Karnataka state co-operative Apex Bank or Mandya District co-operative Central Bank.

These societies had performed non-credit business of the value of Rs.6846 lakhs in 2000-01. This business included mainly sale of controlled and non-controlled commodities, fertilizers, pesticides, tiles, cement and cloth.

Mandya District co-operative central Bank has been playing a pivotal role in showing new direction to primary agricultural credit societies to undertake activities under BDP. The bank has mobilized deposits to the tune of Rs.140 crores and has advanced in 2000-01 were of the order of Rs. 55 crores, an all time high.

Mandya District Milk Producers Co-operative Union(MANMUL), a federation of primary milk producers co-operative societies is another premier institution. Total volume of milk procured everyday is about 1.45 lakhs liters. Apart of this milk is sold outside the district, mainly in Bangalore and a part of it is converted into milk powder and milk products.

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Mandya District horticulture Produce Marketing   and Processing Society, a district level institution established in 1985 has been rendering a very good service in procurement  and sale of horticultural  produce, mainly fruits of different varieties. The society a member ship of 1640 who are producers of horticultural crops has opened 69 retail outlet in different parts of the  District. The society has procured and sold horticultural  produce of the value of Rs.41,00,000-00 in 2000-01.

The district has one sugar factory in the co-operative sector. Which is located near Pandavapura. The factory has a crushing capacity of 3500 tons of cane per day. 

All the seven taluka agricultural produce co-operative marketing   societies are performing activities under BDP. They did a non-credit business of the value of RS. 4680 lakhs in 2000-01. Three Societies – Those  of K.R.Pet , Pandavapura ,  and Nagamangala- have been doing roaring business under different activities . TAPCMS of Pandavapura and K.R.Pet have taken up sales of fertilisers , tiles and cement on a very large scale. The business of TAPCMS Nagamangala is novel in that it has two medical shops. These three societies have engaged  themselves in the banking business like mobilization of different types  of deposits  and advancing of loans. 

The other feathers in the cap  of co-operative movement of Mandya district are the establishment of Krishnaraj Co-operative Hospital in 1997 and District information Technology Women’s Co-operative society in 2001.

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TALUKWISE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES AND FAIR PRICE DEPOTS IN MANDYA DIST. AS ON 30-4-2001
SL. NO. TALUK KFCSC Co-operative Individual Total

INDIVIDUAL FAIR PRICE SHOPS

Total
          SC ST Lady BCM OPH Others  
1 Mandya 0 49 62 111 5 1 2 0 1 54 63
2 Maddur 0 34 100 134 6 2 11 1 3 77 100
3 Malavalli 0 57 50 107 13 0 3 26 0 8 50
4 Pandavapura 0 32 34 66 2 0 1 0 1 30 34
5 Srirangapatna 2 41 7 50 1 0 4 0 0 2 7
6 K.R.Pet 0 36 61 97 5 1 3 1 0 51 61
7 Nagamangala 0 33 64 97 3 0 2 0 1 58 64
8 Mandya Town 4 31 18 53 5 1 0 2 2 8 18
  6 313 396 715 40 5 26 30 8 288 397

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TALUKWISE HULLERS, SHELLERS, RICE MILLS, CRUSHERS, KEROSENE OIL, HAUKERS AND KHANDASARI UNITS AS ON 30-4-2001
Sl. No. Name of the Taluk No. of Sheller Rice Mills No. of Huller Mills No. of Crushers No. of Kerosene Oil Hawkers No. of Khand- asari Units Remarks
1 Mandya 78 152 1217 85 2 All the 6 Khandasari
2 Maddur 41 209 302 0 0 sugar units are not
3 Malavalli 35 146 40 0 0 working
4 Srirangapatna 25 124 81 0 3  
5 K.R.Pet 24 83 16 0 1  
6 Pandavapura 31 111 64 0 0  
7 Nagamangala 8 102 8 0 0  
Total 242 927 1728 85 6  

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