Co-operation Food and Consumer Protection

Details about Office:

The office of the Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Erode Region is a district level office functioning under the Control of The Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Chennai. The Joint Registrar’s office is located in the Co-operative Complex, First Floor, Mohankumaramangalam Street, Surampatti,Erode. The offices of the circle Deputy Registrars of Cooperative Societies functioning in the Erode District are Erode and Gobi Circles. They are functioning are under the control of the Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Erode Region, Erode The office of the Deputy Registrar (PDS) Erode also functioning at Ground Floor of the Co-operative Complex  under the control of the Joint Registrar.


Details of the societies functioning in the Erode District under the control of the Cooperative Department:-


S. No Type of Societies Erode Circle Gobi Circle Total
1 District Central Cooperative Bank 1 1
2 District Consumer Cooperative Wholesale Stores 1 1
3 District Cooperative Union 1 1
4 District Cooperative Press 1 1
5 Primary Agricultural and Rural Development Bank 3 4 7
6 Urban Cooperative Bank 2 3 5
7 Urban Cooperative Credit Society
8 Agricultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing Society 2 3 5
9 Largescale Multipurpose Cooperative Society 1 1
10 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Society 59 103 162
11 Employes Cooperative Credit and Thrift Society 32 18 50
12 Primary Cooperative Stores 9 5 14
13 Employees Cooperative Stores 3 2 5
14 Land Colonisation Cooperative Society 3 3
15 Lift Irrigation Cooperative Society
16 Student Cooperative Stores 8 5 13
17 Special Type of Societies
a) Erode District Lawyers Service Cooperative Society. 1 1
b) Diesel Loco Staff Cooperative Canteen 1 1
c) Erode Cooperative  Laundry Society 1 1
d) Gobi Taluk Bonded Laborers Rehabilitation Jally & Stone Workers 1 1
TOTAL 125 148 273

Details of the Loans Provided by the District Central Cooperative Bank and Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies

Serial No. Type of the Loan
1 Crop Loan
2 Jewel Mortgage Loan
3 Agri Joint Liability Group Loan
4 Medium Term Loan (Under Personal Surety)
5 Medium Term Loan based on Mortgage – Small Size Diary (1+5), Poultry, Tractor.
6 Small Irrigation Loan – Bore well, Motor, Drip Irrigation, Wall for the Bore well.
7 Loan for the Physically Challenged.
8 Self Help Group Loans based on savings
9 TABCEDCO LOAN(Backward Class)
10 TAMCO LOAN (Minorities)

Details of the Loans Provided by the Urban Cooperative Bank


Serial No. Type of the Loan
1 Jewel Loan
2 Small Scale Trade Loan
3 Self Help Group Loan
4 Non -Farm Sector Loan
5 House Construction Loan
6 House Mortgage Loan
7 Loan for the Entrepreneurs
8 Amma Petty Traders Loan
9 Women Entrepreneur Loan
10 Loan for the Working Women
11 Maternity Loan
14 Loan for the Physically Challenged



In Erode District Public Distribution System is functioning for the welfare of the people, who are living in distress and Below Poverty Line (BPL) under The National Food Security Act,2013 .The main objectives of this act is to supply essential commodities like Rice, Sugar, Wheat, Kerosene, Dhall and Oil to poor people  through Fair Price Shops.



To Protect poor People living in Below Poverty Line (BPL) from hike of prices of essential commodities by providing the essential commodities to poor and especially to hill tribes, the deficiency in physical structure can be reduced. The hike in price of the commodities of  Dhall and Oil can be controlled. Kerosene and Gas cylinder can be supplied at subsidy rates. The Family Card Holders can approach the nearby Fair Price Shops and can get the essential commodities. This scheme provides timely supply of essential commodities every month to the family card holders. The Erode District supply and Consumer Protection Office is functioning under the control of the District Collector, Erode. The applications for getting smart card through website are being scrutinized by the staff of Taluk Supply and Consumer Protection Officers and after field inspection smart cards are issued to the Public through Fair Price Shops.



The problems of consumers can be solved under Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Awareness created to the Consumers with regard to illegal business adulteration and this will be solved through quality checking and through Consumer Courts. The awareness for consumers has been made through regular workshops and seminars conducted in Schools and colleges by voluntary consumer organization asper the advice of the District Collector, Erode.