The cooperative societies of Tibetan settlements are nothing less than a back bone to Tibetan government in exile, for they carry forward the responsibilities to benefit its share members and bring various improvements in their respective settlement.

While our government makes strategies and policies to improve the basic standards of living, education, health etc, the cooperative societies focus on people’s income, employment and convenience.

From the smallest things of supplying the seeds and fertilizers to the farmers, arranging tractors to plough the farm to the bigger thing of dealing the prices of farmer’s products, cooperatives manage every little thing of the settlers.

Apart from this, they have built crèches in every settlement so that the parents can work independently without worrying about their babies. Co-operatives also help in preserving the Tibetan culture and identity by maintaining our traditional handicrafts and promoting them to other nationalities.

Co-operative societies deal directly with common people and help them sort their problems; hence they have surely been a blessing to the Tibetans and will remain to be so.

Five Tibetan Co-operatives in South India

1  TIBETAN PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD  (LUGSUNG SAMDUPLING, BYLAKUPPE)

This Co-Operative Society was established in the year 1963. It was registered under ARM/1429/1964 in the year 1964. At present, it has 3068 share members and 72 staffers. It has 11 units, those are as follows

• Agriculture section
• Consumer service section
• Handicraft section
• Purified Drinking Water Treatment Plant
• Xerox and craft shop
• Tractor Section cum Workshop
• Petrol Bunk
• Shopping Complex
• Guest House
• Meeting Hall
• Farm land

The crop which is being grown in the settlement is maize.

Chairman : Mr Pema Delek

CEO : Mr Thupten Dakpa
Contact :
Tibetan Primary Agricultural Credit Co-operative Society Ltd.,
Gollarahosahalli, P.O Bylakuppe-571104, Old Camp,
Periyapatna Taluk, District Mysore, Karnataka State
Office Phone No : 08223-254359
Email : lugsamnyamdrel@ymail.com

 

2    DOEGULING PRIMARY AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD  (DOEGULING, MUNGOD)

This Co-Operative Society was established in the year 1966. It was registered under Karnataka Co-operative Soceity registration Act, registration number AR/RSR/527/1967 on 31st November 1967. At present, it has 4200 share members and 32 staff members. It has 11 units, those are as follows

• Agricultural section
• Tractor section
• Workshop section
• Handicraft section
• Consumer store section
• Building centre
• Communication centre
• Cable TV network section
• Public Distribution section
• Incense section
• Horticulture section

Some of the crops which are grown by the settlers are paddy, maize and pulses.

Chairman : Mr Namgyal Tsering

CEO : Mr Tenzin Gyurmey
Contact :
The Tibetan Service Co-op. Bank Ltd.,
P.O. Tibetan Colony-581411, Tattihalli,
Mundgod Taluk, North Kanara District,Karnataka State
Office Phone No : 08301-245775
Email : doegulingsociety@yahoo.com

 

3   TIBETAN DICKEY LARSOE PRIMARY AGRICULTURE CREDIT COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.
This Co-Operative Society was established in the year 1969. It was registered in 1969 under the registration act of ARM/1528-1969. At present, it has 1907 share members and 35 staffers.

It has 12 units, those are as follows

•    Tractor section and workshop section
•    Flour mills section
•    School bus section
•    Water service station
•    Handicraft section
•    Agricultural section
•    Consumer service section
•    Purified drinking water treatment plant
•    Computer section
•    Tibetan feeds independent business unit
•    Community hall
•    Guest house

The crop which is widely grown in this settlement is maize.

Chairman : Mr Tenzin Tashi

CEO : Mr Chemi Dorjee
Contact :
Tibetan Dickey Larsoe Co-op. Society Ltd,
P.O Bylakuppe-571104, New Camp,
Periyapatna Taluk, District Mysore, Karnataka State.
Office Phone no : 08223 252982
Email : tdlcs_ltd@yahoo.com

 

4   DHONDENLING PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD (DHONDENLING, KOLLEGAL)

This society was established in the year 1974. It was registered on 11thFebruary 1974 under the Karnataka Co-operative Society Act of 1959. At present, it has 3976 share members and 32 staffers. It has 6 units, those are as follows

• Tractor and workshop section
• Seed and fertilizer section
• Agricultural section
• Wholesale shop
• Cattle feed section
• Water supply section

Some of the crops grown in the settlement are millets, maize and pulses.

Chairman : Mr Lobsang Choenjor

CEO : Mr Tenzin Chodar
Contact :
Dhondenling Primary Agricultural Co-operative Bank Ltd,
P.O Tibetan Settlement, Kollegal Taluk-571457,
Chamrajnagar District, Karnataka State.
Office Phone no. 08225-273233
Email : dplcoopsociety@yahoo.co.in

 

5     TIBETAN RABGAYLING PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD (RABGAYLING, HUNSUR)

This society was established in the year 1971. It was registered on 18th March 1972, under the Karnataka State Co-operative Act of 1959. At present, it has 2264 share members and 11 staffers. It has 4 units which are as follows

• Account section
• Agricultural section
• Short term and medium term loan provider section
• Tractor section

The crop which is widely grown is maize.

Chairman : Mr Tsewang Tenzin

CEO : Mr Chomphel Tsering
Contact :
Tibetan Rabgayling Co-op. Society Ltd,
P.O. Gurupura-571188, Hunsur Taluk, Karnataka State
Office Phone no. 08222-246008
Email : trlc09@yahoo.com

Three Tibetan Co-operatives in Central & Two in North India

I. MULTIPURPOSE TIBETAN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.  (PHUNTSOKLING ORRISA)
This society was established in the year 1963. It was registered on 27th May 1966.  At present, it has 2734 share members and 80 staffers. It has 9 units, those are as follows

• Agricultural section
• Consumer service section
• Flour mill and milk processing unit
• Noodle section
• Guest house section
• Low cost building section and Kasoda horticulture project
• Handicraft section
The crops that are widely grown are paddy, maize and ragi.

Chairman :  Mr Karma Khedup

Secretary : Mr Tsering Phuntsok

Contact :
Multipurpose Tibetan Co-operative Society Ltd.,
Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlmeent,
P.O. Chandragiri-761017, District Ganjapati, Orissa State
Office Phone no : 06816257428
Email : mtcsorissa@yahoo.com

 

2. TIBETAN REFUGEE MULTI-PURPOSE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.    (PHENDEYLING, MANIPAT)
This society was established in the year 1963. It was registered in 1965 under the Madhya Pradesh State Co-operative Society Act of ARAP/1377/1965.

At present it has 1275 share members and 9 staffers. It has 6 units which are as follows

•    Tractor and workshop section
•    STD/ISD and photo copy section
•    Handicraft section
•    Consumer shop department
•    Flour mill section
•    Organic manure section

The crops which are grown widely are paddy, maize, pulses, buck wheat, mustard and potato.

Chairman : Mr. Tamding Tsering

Secretary : Mr. Tenzin Paljor

Contact :
Tibetan Refugee Multipurpose Co-oerative Society Ltd
Phendyling Tibetan Settlement, P.O. Kamleshwarpur
Mainpat – 497127, Distt Surguja, Chattisgarh
Office Phone no : 07834 263204
Email : nyamdelmainpat@gmail.com

 

3. MULTI-PURPOSE TIBETAN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.     (NORGEYLING, BANDARA)
This society was established in the year1972. It was registered on 7th October 1974 under the registration number BHD/RSR-109.At present, it has 937 share members and 12 staffers.

It has 7 units, they are as follows

•    Handicraft section
•    Incense section
•    Rice mill section
•    Shop section
•    Flour mill section
•    Paddy section
•    Fertilizer section

The crop which is widely grown in this settlement is paddy.

Chairman : Mr Phuntsok Sonam

Secretary : Mr. Tsering Wangchuk

Contact :
Multipurpose Tibetan Cooperative Society Ltd
Norgyeling Tibetan Settlement, P.O. Pratapgarh-441702
District Gondia, Bandara, Maharashtra
Office Phone no : 07196 226135/204147
Email : norgyelingsettlement@gmail.com

 

4. TIBETAN REFUGEES SERVICE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD. (SONAMLING, LEH LADAKH)

This society was established in 1969. At present, it has 1162 share members and 13 staffers. It has 2 departments, they are
• Head office
• Consumer shop

Chairman : Mr Wang Thinlay

Secretary : Mr Karma Yeshi Lhundup

Contact :
Tibetan Refugee Service Co-operative Society Ltd
P.O. Choglamsar-194104, Leh – Ladakh
Jammu & Kashmir
Office Phone no : 01982 264080
Email : trscs_ltd@yahoo.com

 

5. TIBETAN HANDICRAFT PRODUCTION CUM SALES CO- OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.   (DHARAMSALA)
This handicraft society was established on 11th April 1963. It was registered under Co-operative Societies Act of 1961, vide Registration number 315/69. At present, there are 293 share members and 14 staffers. There are 3 units which are as follows
• Tailoring section
• Shop and showroom section
• Tailoring section

Chairman : Mr Lhakpa

Secretary : Mr Pema Dorjee

Contact :
Tibetan Handicraft Production cum Sales Cooperative Soceity Ltd,
P.O Mcleodganj-176219, Dharmasala
District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Office Phone no : 01892 221415
Email : dhanyam2001@yahoo.com