Strengthening of Cooperatives


• KRIBHCO has an outstanding track record to its credit in all spheres of activities. Incorporated as a National Level Cooperative Society to manufacture and distribute chemical fertilizers and allied farm inputs, KRIBHCO has fully imbibed the cooperative philosophy and made sustained efforts towards promoting the cause of modern agriculture and cooperatives in the country.

• The important objectives of KRIBHCO are to promote economic interest of its members by undertaking manufacture and marketing of fertilizers and allied products with maximum efficiency; rendering services to the farmers through Cooperative Channel; strengthening cooperatives working as a catalyst for uplifting the socio-economic status of farmers and undertaking such other activities which are conducive to the development of agriculture and rural development.

• The paid-up share capital of the Society is Rs. 389.79 crore contributed by 9471 cooperative societies all over the country as on March 31, 2017.


KRIBHCO’s EFFORTS FOR STRENGTHENING COOPERATIVES




KRIBHCO encourages cooperatives to become self reliant and modern to face challenges of competition due to changing scenario of agriculture.

• Primary Cooperative Societies staff is regularly trained in better business handling and providing efficient services to farmers including use of information technology to meet any challenge in day to day business.

• KRIBHCO constructed a large number of Storage-cum-community centres in rural areas that are used for organizing social functions as well as storage of agri-inputs and crop produce.

• Farmers are advised on agriculture-related problems personally or through Kisan Help lines.

• KRIBHCO Krishi Pramarsh Kendra at NOIDA provides soil testing facilities free of cost to farmers.

• Quantity rebate to cooperatives on actual urea purchase by the member cooperatives.

• KRIBHCO has track record of paying handsome dividend to its member cooperatives for their share capital contribution.

• Utilization of available godowns of PACS for storing fertilizers.

• Ensuring competitive marketing terms to PACS for facing competition in glut situation.

• Adequate training to cooperative Salesmen, Secretaries and Managers of PACS for handling fertilizer marketing.

• Assistance to cooperative sale points for their face-lifting etc.

• Organization of educational and promotional programmes under the umbrella of local cooperatives for improving linkage of farmers with societies.

• Arranging adequate and timely stocking of fertilizers at the sale points.

• Adoption of cooperative societies for its up-liftment.

• Marketing of certified/hybrid seeds through cooperatives in order to provide quality seeds to the framers.

• KRIBHCO Sahakarita Awards- Every year KRIBHCO honours two eminent cooperators for their outstanding contribution towards the development of Cooperative Movement of the country.

• KRIBHCO contributes 1% of its net profit to Cooperative Education Fund maintained by National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI). This Fund is used for the Human Resource Development in the Cooperative Movement of India through cooperative training and education.