Sahakar Pragya | UPSC

Sahakar Pragya | UPSC


Shri Narendra Singh Tomar unveiled Sahakar Pragya

      WHY IN NEWS:

Cooperatives should play a role in making villages and poor farmers AtmaNirbhar: Shri Tomar

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare


For PRELIMS understand the initiative and go through its implementation process .

For MAINS connect this initiative with start-up India scheme and also Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan . Let us dive in !


Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, unveiled Sahakar Pragya.



  • Cooperative sector to play a role in making the village-poor-farmers Atma Nirbhar.
  • India boasts a huge network of over 8.50 lakh cooperative societies with about 290 million members.

Around 94% of the farmers in India are member of at least one cooperative society.

  • Cooperatives have a major role in Atma Nirbhar Bharat and it lends strength to farmers to minimize risks in agriculture .
  • The allied sectors and act as shield against exploitation by unscrupulous traders.


The 45 new training modules of Sahakar Pragya of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) will impart training to primary cooperative societies in rural areas of the country. 

  • Sahakar Pragya embodies enhancing NCDC’s training capacity by 18 fold through an elaborate network of 18 Regional Training Centres across the country .


Sahakar Pragya is the latest in the series of farmer focused steps by NCDC.

  • These 45 training modules of Sahakar Pragya to be delivered at LINAC .
  • It is a countrywide network of Regional Training Centres(RTC).
  • These RTC will address the need for training of Primary cooperatives, FPO-Cooperatives and Self Help Groups federating.


Training will be imparted in primary cooperative institutions with 45 new training modules. 

  • This will be along with Lakshmanrao Inamdar National Cooperative Research and Development Academy (Linac).
  • It is dedicated by Laxmanrao Inamdar National Academy for Cooperative Research and Development (LINAC) set up and fully funded by NCDC.

Sahakar Pragya | UPSC


  • There are more than 2.53 lakh gram panchayats in the country.
  • The Government is working to ensure that every household has access to basic amenities like toilets, electricity, water, cooking gas, etc.
  • 86 percent small farmers in the country, who cannot invest in farming on their own.

The government is focusing on developing facilities like cold storage at village level for them, so that farmers are not forced to sell their produce at low prices.

  • NCDC has emerged as a financial powerhouse giving the client cooperatives a wide range of products and services.
  • So far it has advanced loans to the tunes of Rs 1.58 lakh crores to cooperative societies of various categories across the country.


  • The training programmes will be supported under NCDC schemes.
  • It extends financial assistance to cooperatives at all the three tiers, Primary, District and Apex / Multi-State.
  • NCDC has been proactive in delivering innovative solutions for the cooperative sector.

NCDC had earlier launched the SahakarCooptube NCDC Channel with the aim to involve youth in the cooperative movement.

  • Formation of new cooperatives is a prerequisite for bringing new life and dedication in the realm of cooperative movement.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Programmes like SAHAKAR-22 to develop cooperatives are in focus; 222 districts, including aspirational districts, Nurturing Primary Level Cooperatives.
  • SAHAKAR MITRA – Scheme on Internship Programme
  • YUVA SAHAKARStart Up Scheme in Cooperatives
  • AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR– for creation of healthcare infrastructure and services are also active schemes.
     SOURCES:   PIB  | Sahakar Pragya | UPSC



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