Goa Bagayatdar is Goa's largest co-operative society
Pursuing the very spirit of cooperation from the grassroot to the apex level we constantly help farmers to prosper through timely supply of reliable agricultural inputs and aid in producing high quality horticultural products while strengthening our distribution reach.
The Society was registered on 31st July 1964 in the name of "Central Supari S.K.V. Society Ltd." at Ponda - Goa with the initial capital of Rs.10,500/- contributed by 116 members. In this first year of operation itself the membership increased to 250 and share capital went upto Rs.31,800/- including contribution of Rs.15,000/- from Govt. of Goa. The area of operation was limited to entire state of Goa.
The Society was started with the principal objective to secure better price for the Arecanut produced by the member. The Society registered a nominal Profit of around Rs.800/- in the first year of its operation. This was small but successful beginning for the Society. This was achieved with the staff component of two persons one Secretary and one Clerk.
During the year 1975 a revolutionary change took place as Govt. decided to merge "Goa Coconut Producers Co-op. Marketing and Processing Society at Margao with Supari Society and hence the name of Society was changed to "Goa Bagayatdar S.K.V.Society Ltd.," Further in the year due to increase in the paid up capital the name of the Society was changed to Goa Bagayatdar Sahakari Kharedi Vikri Saunstha Maryadit.
Initially Society was established with the motive of trading Supari from the State of Goa. However due to competition in the market and changing Govt. Policies the Society also started spreading in the following business.
1. Buying and selling of Agriculture produce like Arecanut (Supari), Cashewnut, Coconut, Black Pepper, Otum Sol, Kokom Sol etc.
2. Cashew Processing
3. Selling of Agricultural inputs i.e. Fertilizers, Seeds etc.
4. Selling of Cattlefeed
5. Selling of Agricultural Equipments & Irrigation System.
6. Selling of Grocery and Consumable items
7. Selling of cloths, Stationery and footwear.
8. Selling of Plastic & Steel items.
9. Disbursement of loan through Credit Counter.
10. Buying and selling of Fruits and Vegetables locally produced by Farmer's.
Society is having its 7 outlets namely at Ponda, Curchorem, Canacona, Valpoi, Sanquelim, Mapusa and Pernem based in the Market yards of Goa State Agriculture Marketting Board. In addition to these the Society is having its own outlets at Bicholim, Assnora, Marcel, Mardhol and Shiroda. Through these outlets buying, storing and selling of Agriculture produce like Arecanut(Supari), Cashewnut, Cocount, Black Pepper, Otum Sol. Kokum Sol etc is done.
The Bagayatdar Bazar (Super Marts) with self service counter was started at Ponda in July 1989 and the experiment met with a great success, which was refelcted in the Bazar recording sale of Rs. 44 Lakhs in the first eight months of its operations. With this success story of Bazar concept, the society started spreading its wings and opened another 13 Bazars at different locations viz. Bicholim, Sanquelim, Valpoi, Marcel, Churchorem, Cancona, Arlem, Sadar-Ponda, Shiroda, Vasco Cuncoliem and Porvorim.
The activities of the Society are carried out through to its 23 establishments spread mainly in the villages of Goa with its Head Office at Ponda-Goa.
HEAD OFFICE :
Goa Bagayatdar Sahakari Kharedi Vikri Saunstha Maryadit, Bagayatdar Bhavan,
Post Box No.74,
Ponda - Goa 403 504.
Phone: 91 (0832)2313333/2312554
Fax : 91 (0832)2313603
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org,
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