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MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF SOCIETY TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE TRAVANCORE - COCHIN LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC AND CHARITABLE SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT, 1955 (ACT XII 1955)

MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF SMALL FARMERS' AGRIBUSINESS CONSORTIUM


1.NAME OF THE SOCIETY

The name of the Society shall be "SMALL FARMERS' AGRIBUSINESS CONSORTIUM KERALA" (SFAC, KERALA) (herein after to be referred to as 'SOCIETY' OR 'SFAC' REGISTERED OFFICE The REGISTERED OFFICE of the Society shall be situated at Thiruvananthapuram and is functioning temporarily at T.C.No,27/1815, "Sreelasyam", Sree Chithira Lane, Vanchiyur.P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695035.

2. AREA OF OPERATION

AREA of operation of the Society shall be the State of Kerala.

3. OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY

The aims and objects for which the Society is established are here under:

4. (a). The objective of the Society is to facilitate production, processing and markering of agricultural Commodities in the smali farm: sector by fostering group activities on a sustainable basis. This is to be achieved through:

1. by catalyzing agro-industrial ventures in the State based on the principles of economic efficiency, social equity and ecological sustainability;

2. by identifying special areas and ventures which have the potential for creation of additional employment opportunities particularly women and launchi::g special programmes in selected area for the purpose;

3. by promoting, assisting or undertaking programmes for production, processing, product diversification and by-product utilization for the development of such commodities and enterprises;

4. by identifying gaps in the existing system and exploiting appropriate linkage through liaison with the Govt Departments, Commodity Boards, Public Sector Undertakings, Co-operative Institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations and other agencies;

5. by undertaking surveys and studies foridentifying commodities and enterprises which have potential for development in the State through this approach and facilitating credits to such ventures;

6. by organizing inputs, material supply and production services through public, private and co-operative sectors;

7. by identifying and promoting post-harvest processing/manufacturing units in the Public, Private and Co-operative sectors;

8. by promoting organization of marketing 'chains both for domestic and export marketing;

9. by encouraging efficient use of marginal land, waste land, cultivable waste land and augmentation of bio-mass production through agro and farm forestry;

10.by reviving and strengthening local institutions of the farming community as instruments of decentralization/developmental process in agricultural sector;

11. by preparing, printing and publishing papers, periodicals, monographs and books in furtherance of the objectives of the Society;

12.by creation of institutions for undertaking specific tasks and special services which are essentially required for the promotion of the development activities sponsored by the Society and for which the existing arrangements in the State are inadequate;

13 .by sponsoring specific research projects relevant to the activities of the Society to the research organizations with appropriate funding;

14.by organizing special training programmes for the transfer ofteclmology so developed;

15. by building a cadre of skilled managers for managing the affairs of various activities and enterprises;

16. by providing financial assistance for the projects in agriculture and allied subjects in the form of equity participation;

4.(b). In pursuant of the aforesaid objectives, the Society may:

•  make rules and by-laws for the conduct of the affairs of the Society and add to, amend, vary or rescind them from time to time;

•  borrow money required for the purpose of the Society with or without security upon such terms and in such manner as may be determined by the Governing body of the Society.

•  Open bank accounts of any type, invest any money of the Society not immediately required for any of its objects in such a manner as the Governing body may in its absolute discretion determine;

•  Meet out of funds of the society all expenses which the society may incur with respect to the formation, registration ad operations of the Society;

•  Open bank accounts of any type including overdraft account and to operate the same in ordinary course of business;

•  Own, establish or have maintain officers, branches and agencies for the purpose of carrying on its business;

•  Promote, form conduct or associate in the promotion, formation or conduct of companies, subsidiaries, societies or such other association of persons as it may deem fit;

•  Sell or dispose off the undertakings of the society or any part thereof for any such considerations as the Society may think fit, and in particular for shares, debentures or securities for any other company having objects altogether or in part similar to those of the Society;

Enter into partnership or any joint venture with any company, society, association or person or to co-operate with or subsidies or assist in any way with such company, society, association or any person; and to do all other things as the Society may consider necessary, incidental or conductive to the attainment of the objectives.

4. (c). All other income, earnings, movable, immovable properties of the society shall be solely utilized and applied to wards the promotion of its aims and objects only as set fort in the Memorandum of Association and no profit on thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus, profits or in any manner what so ever to the present or past members of the society. NO member of the Society shall have any personal claims on any movable or movable properties of the Society or make on any profits whatsoever, by virtue of is membership, provided, however that, nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment, in good faith of remuneration to any member thereof or other person in return for any services rendered to the Society or for traveling allowances, halting or similar cares

4. (d). Other objectives incidental to the main objects;

Without prejudice in the above objects and for effectively carrying out the same, the Society shall have power to receive, hold and possess the corpus Fund and any property including securities of any kind and to facilitate the same to certain recurring income to the Society.

5. Management and control;

The management and control of the Society is solely entrusted with the Governing Body of the Society to be constituted as per the Rules and Regulations of the Society aI1d shall be carried on in accordance with Rules and Regulations.

6. The names, address, occupation and designation of the present members ofthe Governing Body are subscribed hereunder:

S1. No.

Name

Address

Occupation

Designation In
the Society

1.

Shri.Palat Mohandas

IAS

Agricultural-

Production-

Commissioner,

Govt. Secretariat,

Thiruvananthapuram

Agricultural-

Production-

CommIssioner,

[Govt. of -

Kerala].

President

2.

Shri.C.S.Srinivasan IAS

Secretary to Govt.

[Agriculture]

Govt.Secretariat,

Thiruvananthapuram.

Secretary to

Govt.

[Agriculture]

Vice-

President

3.

Shri.Sudhir Kumar IAS

Managing Director,

Central SF AC,

New Delhi - 16.

Managing

Director,

Central SF AC,

[Govt. ofIndia]

Member

4.

Shri.N. Gopinathan

Latha Bhavan,

Vadakkevila.P.O.,

Kollam.

Govt. Nominee

Member

5.

Shri.L.Sundaresan

Director of Agri.

Vikas Bhavan,

TVPM.

Director of

Agriculture.

Member

6.

Shri.B.Rajendran

Under Secretary to

Govt.[Finance],

Govt. Secretari,:-t,

Thiruvananthapuram.

Under Secretary

to

Govt. [Finance],

Govt. of Kerala

Member

7.

Shri.A.Sundaram

Managing Director,

SF AC, Vanchiyur,

Thiruvananthapuram.

Managing

Director,

SF AC, [Kerala]

Govt. of Kerala

Member -

Secretary

7. Desirous persons;

We the undersigned are desirous of forming a Society name 'THE SMALL FARMERS' AGRlBUSINESS CONSORTIUM' , Kerala in pursuance of this Memorandum of Association, in accordance with provisions contained in the Travancore - Cochin, Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act XII of 1955. .

S1. No.

Name & Address

Occupation

Signature

 

Agricultural Production

Commissioner,

Govt of Kerala.

Shri.Palat Mohandas lAS,

Agricultural Production-

Commissioner, Govt.

Secretariat,

Thiruvananthapuram.

 

2.

ShrLC.S.Sriniv,y'1 TAS,

Secretary to Govt[Agri]

Govt.Secretariat,

Thiruvananthapuram.

Secretary to Govenment [Agriculture]

Govt. of Kerala.

 

 

3.

ShrLSudhir Kumar lAS,

Managing Director,

Central SFAC,

New Delhi - 16.

Managing Director, Central SFAC,

New Delhi

 

4.

Shri.N. Gopinathan,

Latha Bhavan,

V adakkevila.P. 0.,

Kollam.

Govt Nominee

 

5.

Shri. L. S undaresan,

Director of AgrL

Vikas Bhavan,

Thiruvananthapuram.

Director of Agriculture,

Govt. of Kerala.

 

6.

ShrLB .Rajendran,

Under Secretary to-

Govt.[Finance],

Govt. Secretariat,

Thiruvananthapuram.

Under Secretary to Govt.[Finance],

Govt. of Kerala.

 

7.

ShrLA.Sundaram,

Managing Director,

SFAC, Vanchiyur P.O.,

Thiruvananthapuram - 35.

Managing Director, SFAC, [Kerala]

Govt of Kerala

 
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