National Database for Cooperative Societies

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The Ministry of Cooperation has initiated process for creating a National Cooperative Database with National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) to provide a single point access to information on cooperatives of different sectors. After several rounds of consultations with State Governments, National Cooperative Federations, related institutions and other stakeholders, sector specific data fields have been mapped. Provision has also been made for validation, maintenance, expansion and regular updation of the database. National Cooperative Database will be completed in a phased manner. Under Phase-I, mapping of about 2.63 lakh primary cooperative societies operating in three sectors i.e. Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS), Dairy and Fisheries has been completed. The database is expected to be extended to cooperative societies of all other sectors by July, 2023. The database would facilitate stakeholders in planning, formulation & implementation of appropriate policies for cooperative sector.

This was stated by the Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. 



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