Coconut Producers' Societies (CPS) / Federations (CPF) / Companies (CPC)

Online Registration System for CPS / CPF  
CPS Model Byelaw & Application Form (English) CP Federation Model Byelaw (English) & Application Form
CPS Renewal Application Form CPF Renewal Application Form
Model Project for Copra Dryer Unit Weekly Progress of Producer Companies
Presentation on CPS Application form for Organic Manure Unit
Presentation on Producer Companies
Activities to be taken up by CPCs
Coconut Producers' Company websites
Short Concept Note on FPOs Concept Note on FPOs
Model Memorandum of Association for CPCs Model Articles of Association for CPCs
Guidelines for establishment of coconut points Activities to be taken up by CPCs
Application form for registration of Coconut Producer Companies with CDB List of Beneficiaries (Various Schemes) - Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)

Progress of Coconut Producers' Society, Federation and Company formation as on 27-Mar-2018

S No class="tg-yw4l"> S No States No. of CPS registered No. of CPF registered No. of CPC registered
1 Kerala 7213 462 29
2 Tamil Nadu 606 66 17
3 Karnataka 397 125 13
4 Andhra Pradesh 1097 82 8
5 West Bengal 206 0 0
6 Odisha 29 0 0
7 Assam 26 0 0
8 Gujarat 7 0 0
9 Maharashtra 1 0 0
TOTAL 9582 735 67

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.

Rationale of FPOs

Farmer Producer Organization is formed with the main objective of socio economic development of farmers through productivity improvement, cost reduction, efficient aggregation, processing for value addition, better by-product utilization and efficient marketing of the produce. It aims at providing a fair, steady and reasonable income to farmers by organizing the unorganized coconut sector through farmer collectives.

True empowerment happens only when farmers are involved in all stages of value addition supply chain, such as, production, aggregation, processing, marketing, distribution and sales. Only when farmers starts an enterprise of their own, they will learn to plan, collaborate, work in a team, take decisions and risks, interact with people from other spheres and sectors, thus learning and growing with the enterprise. This helps in inducing self confidence within the farmers thus enabling their overall development.

The name ‘Producer Company’ is provided in order to indicate that the members have to necessarily be a primary producer. A new Part IXA, sections 581(A) to 581(ZT) of Indian Companies Act 1956 provide the features of a Producer Company. It is a hybrid between a Private limited Company and a Cooperative society as it minimizes interference from other external bodies thus ensuring that the real power rests with members of the company itself. Such a company functions like any other private limited company with only difference being that the profit incurred flows back to farmers who own the company.

Approach:

The Coconut Farmers Producer Organizations thus formed have a three tier structure consisting of Coconut Producers Society (CPS), Coconut Producers Federation (CPF) and Coconut Producers Company (CPC).

Coconut Producers Society (CPS)

CPS is formed by associating 40-100 coconut growers in a contiguous area with range of 4000-6000 yielding palms. Farmers with a minimum of 10 palms are only eligible to be a part of this society. Once the society is formed, it is registered under charitable societies act and also with Coconut Development Board. All the societies have a common bye - law.

Coconut Producers Federation (CPF)

CPF is formed by combining 8-10 CPS. A CPF would have around 1,00,000 palms under it. CPF is also registered as a charitable society and further registered with CDB.

Coconut Producers Company (CPC)

8-10 CPFs would join together to form a CPC. A CPC would consist of around 10,00,000 yielding palms. This company would be registered under section 581B of Indian Companies Act of 1956. The Producer Company is wholly and fully owned by the farmers.

Formation of Coconut Producers' Society, Federation and Company till 31-Mar-2017

Sl No State Financial Year No. of CPS
Registered
No.of CPF
Registered
No. of CPS
Registered
1 Kerala 2010-11 114 0 0
2011-12 1044 0 0
2012-13 1095 103 0
2013-14 1686 82 12
2014-15 2484 177 7
2015-16 636 86 10
2016-17 97 12 0
Sub-Total 7156 460 29
2 Tamil Nadu 2012-13 28 0 0
2013-14 155 29 0
2014-15 135 21 0
2015-16 199 10 15
2016-17 36 0 2
Sub-Total 553 60 17
3 Karnataka 2012-13 62 18 0
2013-14 192 62 2
2014-15 114 28 2
2015-16 4 14 4
2016-17 26 2 4
Sub-Total 398 124 12
4 Andhra Pradesh 2012-13 1 0 0
2013-14 204 11 1
2014-15 265 24 1
2015-16 444 30 4
2016-17 99 19 2
Sub-Total 1013 84 8
5 West Bengal 2014-15 26 0 0
2015-16 132 0 0
2016-17 29 0 0
Sub-Total 187 0 0
6 Odisha 2014-15 1 0 0
2015-16 8 0 0
2016-17 12 0 0
Sub-Total 21 0 0
7 Assam 2015-16 16 0 0
2016-17 5 0 0
Sub-Total 21 0 0
8 Gujarat 2015-16 4 0 0
2016-17 0 0 0
Sub-Total 4 0 0
9 Maharashtra 2016-17 1 0 0
Sub-Total 1 0 0
Financial Year No. of CPS
Registered
No.of CPF
Registered
No. of CPS
Registered
Status of FPO formation
in INDIA(as on 31-03-2017)
2010-11 114 0 0
2011-12 1044 0 0
2012-13 1186 121 0
2013-14 2237 184 15
2014-15 3025 250 10
2015-16 1443 140 33
2016-17 305 33 8
TOTAL 9354 728 66