It’s a personal victory for every Bihari: Sunil on Nafed revival

An upbeat Biscomaun chairman Sunil Kumar Singh who is also the Vice-Chairman of Nafed said with clean accounts and a plethora of optimistic business proposals in the works, the cooperative behemoth would only grow and grow further. He was reacting to Nafed settling all its dues of lender banks out of its own pocket with the Central govt standing as a guarantor. Sunil was part of the negotiating team.

It is a personal victory for me as I was a witness to Nafed paying its dues to the lending banks that removed a blot from Bihar’s fair name, said Sunil referring obliquely to the role of another Bihari- former Chairman of Nafed late Ajit Singh whose tenure saw Nafed tie up with shady businessmen thereby putting its very survival at stake.

Ajit Singh, people say, lost his life due to the tragic Nafed episode as he had been misled by some elements into indulging in massive financial irregularities. During his last days, Ajit Singh was running from pillar to post to repair the situation but to no avail, recall his friends.

The 1800 crore loan that Nafed took became Rs 3000 crore and the cooperative behemoth almost faced closure before the NDA govt took interest and initiated moves in the direction of its revival. Despite being an avowed Congressman its former Chairman Vijender Singh lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his positive outlook, as described in these columns in the past.

 The role of Dileep Sanghani and the role of those who cleverly made Sanghani the Vice-Chairman in Nafed also deserve a mention. Astute politicians the duo of Chandra Pal and Bijender are -made Sanghani the face of Nafed owing to his proximity to the Prime Minister. And Sanghani did not flip the script on them and talked the Nafed matter with Narendra Modi over not once but many times.

The ice began to thaw as the ministry officials started to think seriously as how to revive the cooperative federation. Nafed soon began getting procurement orders from the government and also started earning profits in the process. Today the settlement of dues made from Nafed’s own earnings plus mortgaging a property of Delhi has rendered the issue of revival package irrelevant!

There are indications that Nafed is likely to be tipped to take over the mid-day-meal across states. Indian Army is also considering hiring Nafed’s services for its canteen, informed a buoyed up Sunil Singh. There is also a proposal from the Chhattisgarh govt for procurement of grains by Nafed on its behalf which would help the cooperative earn Rs 180 crore, said the Vice-Chairman.

Sunil said Nafed serves the farmers in the country by implementing the MSP of Govt of India for Oilseeds, Pulses, Copra & Cotton. In the last three years, it has made record procurement of Oilseeds & Pulses at MSP under PSS. Further, it has been the major agency procuring around 90% of the buffer target of pulses, he added.

Biscomaun Chairman who was one of the first to break the news of Nafed settling its dues also thanked Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture Minister for his role in helping Nafed and lending banks resolve their standoff. “Radhababu has helped every Bihari overcome this stigma and I thank him for this”, said Sunil pointing out to the Nafed scam.

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  1. Rajiv tripathi

    जय सहकार जय बिहार
    आज नाफेड ऋण मुक्त हो गया है उसके पीछे हमारे सहकारी नेता डॉक्टर सुनील कुमार सिंह साहेब का बहुत बड़ा योगदान है उसके लिए मैं डॉक्टर सुनील कुमार सिंह अध्यक्ष बिस्कोमान को बहुत-बहुत बधाई देना चाहता हूं

  2. RAJNISH

    PROUD PROUD & VERY PROUD…..when someone addresses you by the word ‘bihari’, what is the first thought in your mind?
    8 out of 10 people will take it as an insult.But thanks to Dr.Sunil kr singh chairman of biscomaun to feel every biharis to feel high and think high achived her goal and never feeled ashamed to called a BIHARI .yes sir your achivement is our achivement every individual Bihari pepole achivement.This is a big news and big way open for BIHAR state.

  3. Anonymous

    श्री सुनील।कुमार सिंह, चेयरमैन, बिस्कोमॉन, पटना आज के युग में किसान के बारे में सोचने वाले सायद ही कोई और होगा। मैं आशा करता हूँ कि श्री कुमार आगे भी मजबूती से किसान के लिए आगे उनके हक के लिए लड़ते रहेंगे।
    Rahul Kumar, Saharsa.

  4. Dhananjay pandit

    नाफेड को पुनरोद्धार करने हेतु डॉक्टर सुनील कुमार सिंह अध्यक्ष बिस्कोमान जो कदम उठाए हैं बहुत सराहनीय है मैं उन्हें शुभ आशीर्वाद देना चाहता हूं इसी तरह से आप आगे बढ़ते रहें.
    जय हिंद जय सहकार जय बिहार

  5. Dharmveer singh rajput

    मैं दावे के साथ कह सकता हूँ कि जिस संस्था के हिस्सा डॉ सुनील साहब है उस संस्था को कोई ताक़त नही है कि विकास के रास्ते से मोड़ सके।
    जय हिंद, जय सहकारी, जय बिहारी,

  6. Ravi

    Great Sir

  7. Ranjan Raj

    Bihar k aan baan saan Dr SUNIL KUMAR SINGH, HON’BL CHAIRMAN, BISCOMAUN, SAHKARITA KA JHANDA PRACHAM ME LAHRANE K LIYE HAR WAQT RAHTE HAI TAIYAR, AAJ NAFED KO KARJ MUKT KARANE ME UNKA SAHYOG AHAM BHUMIKA HAI

  8. rohit ranjan

    The revival of Nafed is in the interest of the cooperative department and the farmers of whole India.

  9. अविनाश वात्सायन

    इस अभूतपूर्व एवं ऐतिहासिक क्षण के लिए सम्पूर्ण बिहार वासियों की तरफ से मान्यवर डॉ. सुनील सिंह को को कोटि कोटि धन्यवाद।
    डॉ सिंह ने दिखा दिया कि दृण इक्षा शक्ति से असम्भव भी सम्भव हो सकता है।साधुवाद

  10. Prashant Kumar

    Praise worthy Steps by Dr. Sunil Singh for the welfare of Farmers, Nafed and Co-Operatives. May almighty God bless him such a happy achievements for BISCOMAUN too…

  11. KUMAR

    It is a victory of all true cooperators. Blessings from Hon. Prime Minister and Hon. Agri Miimister that NAFED , the pride of Cooperatives in India , has recovered. Let forget the past and salute the present Chairman, Vice Chairmen and all directors for their unified efforts in bringing back NAFED from a dismal past to a bright future. Hats off .

  12. Afzal

    We want to more develop our cooperative society.

  13. Anonymous

    जय सहकारिता ; IT WAS A PROUD MOMENT FOR BIHAR . NAFED REVIVAL AGAIN CERTIFIES THE LEADERSHIP OF DR. SUNIL JI’S VISION TOWARDS COOPERATIVE’S .

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