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List of Co-operative societies in India

  1. Amul
  2. Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society (HOPCOMS)
  3. Indian Coffee House
  4. Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)
  5. Kerala Dinesh Beedi workers’ Central Co-op Society
  6. Karnataka Milk Federation(KMF)
  7. Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF)
  8. Pratibha Mahila Sahakari Bank
  9. Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation
  10. Anyonya Co-operative Bank Limited


India is the world’s largest producer of milk, this was the achievement of White Revolution in India, which was spurred by AMUL.

  • It is an Indian dairy cooperative society.
  • AMUL is located in Anand, Gujarat.
  • AMUL was established in 1946.
  • Dr Verghese Kurien is known as the father of White Revolution. He was the chairman of GCMMF for more than 30 years.
  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF) is the cooperative body which manages the brand of AMUL.
  • GCMMF is currently owned by apex body of 13 District Milk Unions, (3.6 million) milk producers in Gujarat, spread across 13,000 villages of Gujarat.

Karnataka Milk Federation

  1. After Amul, Karnataka Milk Federation is the second largest milk co-operative in India.
  2. It is a federation of milk producers association working on cooperative principles.
  3. In 1974, KMF was founded as Karnataka Dairy Development Corporation (KDDC) to implement a dairy development project. This project was run by the World Bank.
  4. Procurement of milk is done from Primary Dairy Cooperative Societies (DCS) by Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF)
  5. Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) has 14 milk unions throughout the Karnataka State which procure and distribute milk to the consumers.
  6. The milk is marketed under the brand name Nandini.

Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society (HOPCOMS)

  1. It is a farmers’ society founded in 1965.
  2. HOPCOMS comes under the jurisdiction of the Department of horticulture, Government of Karnataka.
  3. It was founded with the objective of direct marketing of farm products.
  4. HOPCOMS is headquartered in Bengaluru.
  5. HOPCOMS is spread across districts of Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Mysuru, Mandya, Chikkaballapura, Ramanagar of Karnataka.
  6. The operations of HOPCOMS are three-fold: distribution, storage and procurement.

Indian Coffee House

  1. It is run by a series of worker co-operative societies. It is a chain of restaurants.
  2. The India Coffee House chain was started by the Coffee Cess Committee in 1936,
  3. The idea of Coffee House was formed since native Indians were not allowed into Coffee Houses which were mainly allowed only for Europeans.
  4. The first outlet of Indian Coffee House was opened in Bombay.
  5. By 1940’s there were 50 coffee houses across the country.
  6. To run the coffee houses in India, there are 13 co-operative societies.

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)

  1. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  2. IFFCO is the biggest cooperative in the world by turnover on GDP per capita.
  3. It was founded on 3rd November, 1967
  4. IFFCO is India’s largest fertiliser manufacturer.
  5. IFFCO reaches over 50 million Indian farmers, with around 35,000 member cooperatives.

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