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Progress of Coconut Producers' Society, Federation and Company formation in West Bengal as on 4-Oct-2017

Districts Area (ha) Produ-
CPC Regd
1 North 24 Parganas 3651 472.23 12935 42    
2 South 24 Parganas 3990 542.16 13588 93    
3 East Midnapore 3721 420.05 11289 30    
4 Nadia 994 125.80 12657 9    
5 Hooghly 1000 119.98 11998 3    
6 Murshidabad 4664 644.21 13813 9    
7 Bardhaman 2691 310.49 11538 8    
8 Cooch Behar 2691 310.49 11538 1    
9 Malda       1    
10 Howrah       1    
  Total       197    


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.





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