About The Department

The Co-operation Department was created with the objective of strengthening the co-operative movement in the State. Initially, the Co-operation Department remained part of one of the development Department. It functioned under the Co-operation and Forest Department and later under the Agriculture and Co-operation Department. In 1991, the Co-operation Department was carved out as a separate Department from the erstwhile Agriculture & Co-operation Department.

Some of the important functions discharged by the Co-operation Department are briefly indicated below:

  • Endeavoring to provide timely and adequate bank credit to farmers.
  • Supply of inputs such as fertilizers,pesticides and seeds
  • Administering the Crop Insurance Scheme.
  • Providing marketing support to farmers.
  • Providing infrastructure for storage of agriculture produce
  • Providing credit facilities for housing through house building co-operatives.
  • Imparting co-operatives education and training to office bearers.


Dr. Damodara Rout
Hon'ble Minister,Cooperation & Excise



Shri Manoj Ahuja,
I.A.S., Principal Secretary,Co-operation



Institution MIS


Success Story

Co-operation Department remained part of one of the development Department. It functioned under the Co-operation...