Leading partner in the newly sanctioned govt. project called SMART. For project implementation, World Bank is making arrangement of outlay of Rs.700 Cr. for MCDC. MCDC will have separate project implementation unit through which activities like a) Productive partnerships b) cluster development plans c) Market access plans d) Innovative partnerships e) Enterprises development & technical support to business activities f) Access to finance g) capacity building activities etc. of the PACs/ Cooperatives will be identified under the project.
Village Social Transformation Foundation(VSTF):
VSTF has been form for the program called Watershed development, Atal mahapanan Abhiyan. It is very visionary program of Hon.CM of Maharashtra which has been started for doubling the Farmers’ Income. To achieve these objectives MCDC has appointed as a Nodal agency. Now Manpower of VSTF has been appointed at field level to implement various schemes.
Atal Mahapanan Vikas Abhiyan :
MCDC is also a Nodal agency for state Run scheme called Atal Mahapanan Vikas Abhiyan for PACs. Objective of the scheme is to strengthening & empowerment of more than 5000 cooperative societies.
Earth mover supply scheme or Jalsamruddhi yojana :
Implemented successfully scheme called Earth mover supply scheme. Now this scheme is in the process of upgradation with innovative business models for PACS & renamed to Jalsamruddhi yojana. This scheme has funds of Rs.125Cr.for implementation with physical Target of 1000.
Atal Arthsahay scheme-
This scheme is born with an objective of strengthening cooperative societies, financially along with development of sustainable business models ,profitability ,market access of farming community who are members & shareholders of cooperative societies. Grant received for this scheme is Rs.500 Cr for 5 years.
In Maharashtra there are many Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACSs), Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs), Community Managed Resource Centers (CMRCs), Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) which produces various types of agro products. But due to various reasons, including the cut-throat competition against the products of National and Multinational companies, their products could not be sustained in the market. MCDC established a new brand to take care of branding and marketing of the agro-products & produce manufactured by various co-operatives. Thus for the strengthening of all these cooperative societies under Atal Mahapanan Vikas Abhiyan, MCDC has launched its own FMCG brand called “Maha Farms”. “Mahafarm” brand to sale the agri produce and products of the PACs, FPCs, SHG, CMRC, CLF in the Market. MCDC has initiated to develop the market to the products identified from various CBOs. MCDC has identified 100+ agro-products from various PACS, FPC and SHG from the various districts of Maharashtra. Out of these, 8 products with 15 SKU having unique quality and distinct taste are to be branded & sold under Maha Farms.
Pandit dindayal Upadhyay Patsanstha thev Sanrakshan Yojana:
Nodal agency for Pandit dindayal Upadhyay Patsanstha thev Sanrakshan Yojana. This scheme is evolved with a basic objective to avail security for deposits received from farmers and other depositors to Cooperative societies. More than Rs.57000 Cr. deposits are secured under this scheme.
Implementing Agency for newly sanctioned scheme for Cooperative societies.
MCDC has started training division for achievement of following objects:
1) To promote value addition of farm produce & increase income source of farmer.
2) To generate opportunities of Entrepreneurship & skill development in Rural area.
3) Financial Strengthening & employment generation for cooperative societies, FPOs & SHGs .
4) To provide finance or loans to cooperative businesses.
5) To provide Consultancy & Trainings for loan & investments along with Export of agriculture produce to cooperatives.