Cooperation, Food & Consumer Protection

The Office of the Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Kanyakumari Region is a district level office functioning under the Control of Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Chennai.  The Joint Registrar’s office is located in the Kanyakumari District Collectorate Campus at 2nd  floor.  The offices of the circle Deputy Registrars of Cooperative Societies functioning in the Kanyakumari District are Nagercoil and Thuckalay Circles.  They are functioning are under the control of the Joint Registrar of cooperative Societies.  The office of the Deputy Registrar (PDS) also functioning in the 2nd   floor of the Collectorate under the control of the Joint Registrar.

II) Details of the societies functioning in the Kanyakumari District under the control of the Cooperative Department



Type of Societies

Nagercoil Circle

Thuckalay Circle


1 District Central Cooperative Bank 1 1
2 District Consumer Cooperative Wholesale Stores
3 District Cooperative Union 1 1
4 District Cooperative Press 1 1
5 Primary Agricultural and Rural Development Bank 2 3 5
6 Urban Cooperative Bank 1 1
7 Urban Cooperative Credit Society 2 1 3
8 Agricultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing Society 1 2 3
9 Multipurpose Cooperative Society 1 1
10 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Society 34 81 115
11 Employees Cooperative Credit and Thrift Society 25 15 40
12 Primary Cooperative Stores 1 9 10
13 Employees Cooperative Stores 1 1 2
14 Labour Contract Cooperative Society 2 2 4
15 Lift Irrigation Cooperative Society
16 Student Cooperative Stores 7 3 10
Total 79 118 197

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

  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 – Borewell, Motor, Drip Irrigation, Wall for the Borewell.
  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 Loan Provided by the Urban Cooperative Bank.

  1. Jewel Loan
  2. Petty Traders Loan
  3. Self Help Group Loan
  4. Non Farm Sector Loan
  5. House Construction Loan
  6. House Mortgage Loan
  7. Women Entrepreneur Loan
  8. Loan for the working women
  9. Maternity Loan
  10. TAMCO
  12. Loan for the Physically Challenged


Kanyakumari District Public Distribution System is functioning accordingly to the rules and regulations of Tamil Nadu Security Rules.

The Aim of this Rule is Supply Essential Commodities like Rice, Sugar, Wheat Kerosene, Dall and Oil through Fair Price Shop.


To Protect poor and Below Poverty Line (BPL) people for the like of price of essential.

By providing the essential Commodities to poor and especially hill tribes, the deficiency in physical structure can be reduced.

The like in price in the commodities of Dhall and Oil can be controlled.

Kerosene and Gas cylinder can be supplied through subsidy rate.

The Family Card Holders can approach the near by Fair Price Shop and can get the essential commodities.

This Scheme provide timely supply of essential commodities in each month to the family card holders.

The Kanniyakumari District supply and Consumer Protection Office is functioning under the control of the District Collector, Kanyakumari.

The application for getting smart card through website has been scrutinized by the staff of Taluk Supply and Consumer  Protection Officers and after inspection smart card is issued through Fair Price Shop.


The problems of consumers can be solved under consumer Protection Act 1986.

The illegal Business and Protection of Commodities will be solved through quality checking and through consumer Court.

The awareness for consumers have been made through college and Government High School students by conducting performances by Voluntary consumer organization maintained by Kanniyakumari Collector Office.