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National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL)


Recently, the Union Minister of Cooperation informed the Lok Sabha about the National Cooperative Exports Limited.


GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL)
  2. Types of Members

About the National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL):

  • Establishment:
    • Set up by the Ministry of Cooperation under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002.
  • Objective:
    • Aims to provide a complete ecosystem for promoting exports, particularly of agricultural commodities, to benefit Indian farmers, leveraging the country’s comparative advantage.
  • Membership Eligibility:
    • All cooperative societies from the primary to apex levels interested in exports are eligible to become members.
  • Export Focus:
    • NCEL concentrates on exporting surpluses available in the Indian cooperative sector by accessing markets beyond the country’s geographical boundaries.

Types of Members:

Ordinary Members:
  • Eligible entities include multi-state cooperative societies, cooperative societies registered or deemed to be registered under state or UT laws, and the National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  • Persons or associations may be permitted by the Central Registrar based on the society’s nature and activities.
  • Individual membership is not allowed.
Nominal or Associate Member:
  • The society may admit individuals, including cooperative banks, as nominal or associate members in the interest of business promotion.

-Source: The Hindu, PIB

March 2024