Tag: Cooperative Societies

Irregularities in paddy procurement crop up in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Allegations of irregularities in paddy procurement have cropped up in Basudevpur of Bhadrak district. While the procurement process was supposed to be done through 22 cooperative societies, it has been alleged that only two of them are currently functional. “The mandis opened from December 1 but nobody is procuring paddy. State government is saying […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Rift surfaces within agitating LAMPS, PACS workers

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a major blow to the cause of agitating workers of Large Area Multi-Purpose Cooperative Societies (LAMPS) and Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS), rift surfaced between the members following conflicting statements from the office bearers of the forum leading the agitation. The LAMPS and PACS workers who have been agitating under […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Coop banks asked to disburse Rs 7k cr kharif crop loans by Sept

Bhubaneswar: With the deadline for disbursal of kharif crop loan approaching fast, the Registrar of Cooperative Societies wrote to cooperative banks to lend Rs 7,000 crore loans to farmers by September 30. As per the letter written on Monday, Rs 5,499 crore kharif loan amount has been sanctioned to 15,056,228 farmers till date this season. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
10 lakh crop loan beneficiaries untraceable in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government now seems to be in a fix as nearly 10 lakh farmers in Odisha, who had availed crop loans through cooperative societies last year, are now untraceable. Official sources said, as many as 19 lakh farmers had availed agricultural loans in the last Kharif season. Though 9 lakh had sold their paddy […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Cooperation department introduces new guidelines to curb corruption

Bhubaneswar: The Cooperation department has introduced new guidelines to check prevailing corruption in the department due to alleged misuse of position by some senior level officials. The department has agreed on the lapses in supervision, monitoring and inspection of cooperative societies and non detection of financial irregularities. The Rs 4.35 crore loan fraud of Large […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Govt to take action against Coop societies selling Urea at higher rates

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha government had decided to sell Urea at the revised price of Rs 295 per bag after implementation of GST, few cooperative societies are allegedly selling it at higher prices. Reacting on the allegation Cooperative Minister Surya Narayan Patro said that selling urea at higher rates will invite stringent action from the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Illegal banking by coop societies raised in House

Bhubaneswar: The issue of illegal banking by some cooperative societies in the state was brought to the notice of the Odisha Assembly by two BJD members on Wednesday. Raising the issue during Question Hour, Balasore BJD MLA Jiban Pradip Dash said the Odisha government in 2013 had abolished the Orissa Self-help Co-operative Society Act 2001 […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Collectors to act as Addl Registrar of Cooperative Societies

Bhubaneswar: To ensure proper management and supervision of cooperative institutions, Odisha government today empowered the district collectors to act as additional registrar of cooperative societies in their respective districts. The district collectors will now have their control over cooperative institutions like PACS (primary agriculture cooperative society), LAMPCS (Large Scale Adivasi Multi-Purpose Cooperative Societies), SCS (state […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Paddy Procurement
Paddy procurement scam: Cases registered against 37 MDs of cooperative societies

Koraput: The Vigilance SP of Jeypore division has registered cases against 37 managing directors of large area multi-purpose cooperative societies (LAMPS) in the undivided Koraput district on charges of financial fraud to the tune of Rs 4 crore committed through bogus paddy procurement bills. Jeypore Vigilance SP Harekrushna Behera informed that after an enquiry into […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Aadhaar Linkage Data Reveals Huge Farm Loan Irregularities In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha government has introduced strict rules of linking Aadhaar with bank accounts for farmers willing to get loans for crops and sell their produce to government, huge discrepancy between registered farmers and those who have availed farm loans after Aadhaar linkage have now come to the fore. As per figures released by the […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
'No Transparency' In Odisha Cooperative Societies! Opposition Questions Double Standard Of Govt

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperative Societies department has come under severe criticism for ordering an investigation into financial irregularities and then suspending the same order a year later. While the actual reason is yet to be known, the Opposition parties lashed out at the ruling-BJD for such ‘double standards’ and allegedly deviating from its ‘Zero Tolerance’ […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021