SAHAKARA SINDHU
Department Of Cooperation, Government of Karnataka

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MARKETING SECTOR

For more details contact :

Nusrath.M.Begaum, Addl RCS
(Consumer & Marketing
) ,
Contact No :080-22261875 ,
Email : addlrcs-cm-ka@nic.in

Sarala,
ARCS (Consumer & Marketing
),
Contact No :080-22269636/37 Ext : 224,
Email : arcs-cons-ka@nic.in

Introduction

      The marketing sector is of two tier system. At the state level the Karnataka state cooperative marketing federation is functioning at the Apex institution and Taluk Agricultural Produce Co-operative Marketing societies at the taluk levels are functioning as primaries. All the taluks in the states are covered by these primary marketing cooperatives. Besides, there are other commodity-wise marketing societies. The marketing societies undertake prominent of food grains on behalf of the Government and the Karnataka food and civil supplies corporation by opening purchase points at village level. They are also entrusted with the vital activity of rural distribution system.

      In Karnataka there are 185 Taluk Agriculture Produce Co-operative Marketing Societies. Apart from these societies there are five specialized marketing societies dealing with Commercial Crops like arecanut etc, In order to achieve various objectives of such societies effectively and to restructure the marketing system, District Cooperative Marketing Unions at District level in the Districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, Bellary, Raichur, Mandya, Haveri, Mysore, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Hassan, Bidar and Bagalkot have been established.

 

The Karnataka State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd,.

KSCMF was established on 11.11.1943 under Co-operative societies act.  In the beginning Marketing of Coffee seeds, Sugar, Fabrics, Cement and other consumer products to the member Co-operatives was taken up.  Presently Federation mainly involved in the marketing of fertilizer, pesticides and agricultural produce to the member societies.  KSCMF is a State level Co-operative institution which has 40 branches throughout state. 

Activities of the Federation

  1. The Federation is an Apex Co-operative institution taking up distribution of chemical fertilizer, pesticides, seeds and agricultural implements as per the requirement of the farmers.
  2. Acts as Nodal agency for agricultural commodities procurement under minimum support price (MSP)and Marketing intervention schemes (MIS).
  3. Providing storage facilities by constructing godowns in the important centresin the state .
                         As on 31-03-2018      (Rs in Lakhs)

1

Registration Number

CS/526-1,dated 11/11/1943

2

Membership

483

3

Share Capital

618.26

 

a) Members

618.26

b) Government

-

4

Working Capital

960.49(crores)

5

Product

Purchase

Sales

Fertilizers

99.77

231.42(crores)

Pesticides

-

62214.00

Agriculture Produce

Import

-

Export

-.

6

Storagefacilities(capacity)

Godown

117,000(M.T)

Cold Storage

5000(M.T)

7

Net Profit(2016-17 ) (Tentative)

15.35(crores)

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