Coconut Producers' Societies (CPS) / Federations (CPF) / Companies (CPC)

Maharashtra

CPS Model Byelaw & Application Form (English) CP Federation Model Byelaw (English) & Application Form
CPS Renewal Application Form CPF Renewal Application Form

Progress of Coconut Producers' Society, Federation and Company formation in Maharashtra as on 13-Jul-2016

Sl No. Districts Area (ha) Produ- ction (lakh Prodty (Nuts/ ha) CPS Regd with Wee- kly cha- CPF Regd with Wee- kly cha- CPC Regd
1 Sindhudurg 17555 951 5418
2 Ratnagiri 4250 468.45 11023 1 1
3 Thane 1910 83.28 4361
4 Raigad 1320 95 7197
5 Kolhapur 243 17.37 7149
Total 1 1

The Board has initiated the formation of Coconut Producer Societies (CPS) by associating 40-100 coconut growers in a contiguous area with a consolidated minimum of 4000-5000 palms. The objective is socio economic upliftment of the farmers through productivity improvement, cost reduction, efficient collective marketing and processing and product diversification. A farmer equity contribution is also proposed to be mobilized. A matching equity contribution will be sought from the state Government as a one time assistance for making the CPS effective.

CPS - the concept

A non subsidized knowledge based, farmer centered approach in organizing farmers - Total inclusive growth of the farmers - Facilitation, handholding, nurturing empowering and finally leading to sustainability - Group Approach - Development of Infrastructure - Reduction of wastages - Disintermediation of the supply chain - Product diversification and value addition - Enhanced production, productivity - Market expansion.

CPS – the methodology

Organization of farmer in a contiguous area 40-100 farmers - Minimum of 10 bearing palms for a member - Legal status by registration under Charitable Societies Act - Registration with the Board - Common byelaw for all the societies

CPS - the activity

Regular meetings and discussion of activities - Collective purchase of all inputs - Effective pooling of resources like labour - Production planning and marketing plan for CPS - Integration of activities in production and marketing - Synchronizing of harvesting - Small scale processing at CPS level - Networking of CPS to an apex body - Better bye-product utilization - Effective logistics - Generation of rural employment - Enhanced and sustained returns to the farmer.