Uttarakhand Co-operative Development Programme (UKCDP)

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Uttarakhand Co-operative Development Programme (UKCDP)

Uttarakhand Co-operative Development Programme (UKCDP) - India’s first integrated co-operative development project which is aimed to improve rural economy by giving a boost to the co-operative, agriculture, and allied sectors through Multi-Purpose Primary Agriculture Co-operative Societies (MPACS). About 50,000 small and marginal farmers of the state would directly benefit from the scheme. The scheme is a catalyst towards the vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” by creating additional income & employment generation through commercial activities by MPACS and making it a profitable business unit.

UKCDP is operated under the financial assistance of National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) and grant provided by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under CSISAC (Component-1). ₹ 3340 Crores has been provisioned for financing the potential business activities by MPACS.

Assistance provided under the scheme is such that it supports establishment & strengthening of end-to-end value chain of the commodities or services carried out by MPACS. The project also aims to connect co-operatives with corporates. The project provides a platform for the convergence of farmers and corporates for cultivating market-oriented produce and thereby fetching increased remuneration for farmers.

Uttarakhand Co-operative Development Project (UKCDP) is India’s first integrated co-operative development project which is aimed to improve rural economy by giving a boost to the co-operative, agriculture and allied sectors through Multi-Purpose Primary Agriculture Co-operative Societies (MPACS). About 8-10 lakhs small and marginal farmers of the state would be directly benefited from UKCDP. The project is financial assisted (loan) by National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) and grant part (which is 20% of the particular project cost) provided by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under CSISAC (Component-1). The Project assistance provided to MPACS under the scheme is such that it supports establishment & strengthening of end-to end value chain of the commodities or services carried out by MPACs with the technical handholding support of the selected subject matter empaneled agencies.

Department of Co-operative Societies plays a pivotal role in rural economy of the State through its interventions at the grass root level. To increase the farmers’ income, the Department envisages to align and channelize State’s efforts.

The UKCDP project works across the districts and is handled by a State Level Nodal entity called UKCDP Programme Directorate which comprises of Project Directors, Dy. Project Directors, Programme Manager, PMC and Different Development Organizations.

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