• NCEL is a multi-State cooperative society registered under the MSCS Act, 2002.
  • It is jointly promoted by some of the leading cooperative societies in the country, namely, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) popularly known as AMUL, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED).
  •  Besides, the National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC), a Statutory Corporation under the Ministry of Cooperation, is one of its promoter members.
  • NCEL will provide a complete ecosystem for the promotion of exports mainly of agri commodities for the benefit of our farmers, in which India has a comparative advantage. All cooperative societies from the level of primary to apex, that are interested in exports, are eligible to become members.

The NCEL has provision of two kinds of members, as per details given below:

  1. Ordinary Members: The following shall be eligible to become ordinary members of the NCEL: –
    • Any multi-state co-operative society or any co-operative society registered or deemed to be registered under any law relating to co-operative societies for the time being in force in any State or UT;
    • The National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) established under the National Co-operative Development Corporation Act,1962 (26 of 1962);
    • such class or classes of persons or associations of persons as may be permitted by the Central Registrar having regard to the nature and activities of the Society.
  • No individual shall be eligible to become an ordinary member of the NCEL.

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