The Scheme Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) was introduced in the Seventh Five Year Plan for promotion of various economic activities through cooperatives in the sphere of agriculture and allied sectors like Fishery, Poultry, Dairy, Handloom and Rural Industries etc. in the selected districts. This scheme of the Corporation has an integrated area based approach taking into account the local needs and resources. The scheme aims at development of cooperatives in agriculture and allied sectors, transforming cooperative as multi-purpose entities and promoting horizontal & vertical functional linkages so as to enable the cooperatives to cater to the overall needs of rural community. 9. MARKFED
The MARKFED-ORISSA i.e. Odisha State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd. commenced since 11.06.1949 with total membership of 985. Objective :
Market/ distribute chemical fertilisers, pesticides, agril. implements to the farmers of the State. Procurement of agril commodities under Price Support Scheme – to help farmers to get fair price of their produce.
10. OSCARD At a Glance
The Odisha State Cooperative Agricultural & Rural Development (OSCARD) Bank as the Apex Bank at the State level and 46 Primary Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Banks located at the Revenue Sub-Divisional level have been functioning since 1938 and constitute the Long Term Credit Structure in the State.
11. OSAM Board
The OSAM Board is a statutory Board constituted under the Odisha Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1956 for exercising superintendence and control over the working of the Regulated Market Committees constituted under the Act with the intention of regulating the sale and purchase of agricultural produce in the State. The Odisha State Agricultural Marketing (OSAM) Board which is the regulatory body for the agricultural marketing structure in the State, was established in the year 1984 under the amended provisions of the Odisha Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1956. The Minister in charge of Cooperation is the ex-officio Chairman of the Board which has been assigned the status of a body corporate. 12. Headed by Registrar Of Cooperatives.
HANDLOOM SECTOR IN ODISHA
At a glance
Handloom Sector, next to the agriculture provides massive employment to the rural artisans. So far as our State is concerned, it has a rich tradition of producing handloom products. Even the skill and knowledge imbibed over the generation, has given the Orissa hand woven textiles an unparalleled depth, range, strength and vigor. Handloom cloth is one of the richest and resilient...