To nurture cooperatives through the financial and technical assistance of soft loan, NCDB has created a separate “Cooperative Development Fund “. Although modest in financial terms, the fund aims to support viable cooperative projects and it has supported various cooperative projects in micro level like oil processing, cellar mill, godown construction, installation of chilling vat, cattle feed industry, iron and leather work, carpet industry, tea garden, shopping complex etc.
In the initial period, the Government has contributed NRs. 2.5 million to the fund and every year the Board contributes some amount to strengthen the fund. The Board financial assistance is not individual beneficiary oriented but is meant for institutional development of cooperatives to create common facilities like godowns. Processing unit and other income generating assets as also to equip them with equity and margin money and thus provide services to their members.