The Maharashtra State Cooperative Marketing Federation (MSCMF) was registered in 1958 as an apex society for agricultural marketing and processing cooperatives. It started functioning in the year 1959 with the main objective of creating an institutional agency for the marketing of agricultural produce and supply of requisite agricultural input to the farmers. Other objectives of the Federation include guiding the working of member societies, assisting them in enlarging their activities, promoting and establishing its own processing and manufacturing units, etc.
Since its inception, the Maharashtra State Cooperative Marketing Federation has been engaged in activities like trading / distribution of fertilizers, supply of agricultural equipment and accessories, processing of pulses, paddy and oilseeds, and manufacture of cattle feed and granulated fertilizer.
Formed with a view to champion the farmer’s multi¬farious interests and activities in a rapidly growing food based economy, the Maharashtra State Co-operative Marketing Federation Limited has continued its unstinting efforts in providing Indian agriculture a dependable rallying nucleus.
The Federation’s methodology and its understanding can be derived as below.
Understanding of the Federation and its objectives:
The MSCMF is an apex society for agricultural marketing and processing cooperatives in the State of Maharashtra. It operates through District Marketing Offices in each district. As on 31.3.2010, 794 co-operative marketing societies in the State are affiliated to the Federation.