Department of Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection (Tamil Nadu)
|Ministers responsible||Sellur K. Raju, Minister for Co-operation
R. Kamaraj, Minister for Food
|Agency executive||Thirumathi M.P Nirmala IAS, Principal Secretary (India) to the Government|
|Parent agency||Government of Tamil Nadu|
The Department of Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection of state of Tamil Nadu is one of the Department of Government of Tamil Nadu
- Tamil Nadu is the pioneer in the cooperative movement in India. The first agricultural cooperative credit society was started at Thirur in Tiruvallur District and a consumer cooperative society was started in Triplicane in 1904. The other States had started cooperative societies following Tamil Nadu as a model. 
The functions of the Department relate to policy formulation and decision making in the following subjects :
- Co-operative Credit.
- Co-operative Marketing, Processing and Storage.
- Consumer co-operatives.
- Co-operative Education, Research and Training.
- Special Types of Co-operatives.
- Integrated Co-operative Development Project.
- Co-operative Election.
- Public Distribution System.
- Enforcement of control orders under the Essential Commodities Act.
- Consumer protection including price control measures.
|Commissionerate of Civil Supplies and Consumer ( Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection)
|Department of Cooperation (Registrar of Cooperative Societies being the Head of the Department)||http://www.tncu.tn.gov.in/|
Undertakings and bodies
|Sl. No||Company||Incorporated||Headquarters||Parent Department||Role||Type||Remarks||Website|
|1||The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC)||1956||Chennai||Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection||PDS||State Govt. Undertaking||www.tncsc.tn.gov.in|
|2||The Tamil Nadu Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited (TANFED)||1959||Chennai||Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection||Food Processing||Co-operative society||www.tanfed.tn.gov.in|
|3||Tamil Nadu Warehousing Corporation||1958||Chennai||Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection||Storage & Warehousing||Statutory Corporation||Website|
|4||Tamil Nadu Consumers Cooperative Federation Limited (TNCCF)||1958||Chennai||Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection||Retail||Co-operative society||Website|
|5||Tamil Nadu Cooperative Union (TNCU)||4.1.1914||Chennai||Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection||Retail||Co-operative society||www.tncu.tn.gov.in/|
|6||Tamilnadu State Apex Co-operative Bank - TNSC Bank||26.11.1905||Chennai||Bankikng||Co-operative Body||NBFC||www.tnscbank.com|
|7||Tamilnadu Co-operative State Agriculture & Rural Development Bank||Chennai||Bankikng||Co-operative Body|
|8||Thanjavur Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited||Thanjavur||Co-operative Body|
|9||The Nilgiris Cooperative Marketing Society||Udagamandalam||Co-operative Body|
- Sellur K. Raju, Minister for Co-operation (Cooperation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare)
- R. Kamaraj, Minister for Food (Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price Control)
- Ko. Si. Mani, Minister for Co-operation (Cooperation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare) (2006-2011)
- E. V. Velu, Minister for Food (Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price Control) (2006-2011)
- Civil Supplies Department of Kerala
- Civil Supplies Department
- Government of Tamil Nadu
- Manu Needhi Consumer and Environmental Protection Centre
- Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (India)
- Tamil Nadu Government's Departments
- "co operation history i=of Tamil Nadu". http://www.tn.gov.in/rti/. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "functions of the CO,F & CP Department". http://www.tn.gov.in/rti/. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Sub - Departments of the CO, F & CP Department". http://www.tn.gov.in. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Organisations under the Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection Department". http://www.tn.gov.in. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- www.tn.gov.in/departments/cfcp.html (Official Website of the Tamil Nadu Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection Department)
- www.consumer.tn.gov.in/ (Official Website of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department)
- www.tncu.tn.gov.in/ (Official Website of the Tamil Nadu Co-operation Department)
- (Official website of Government of Tamil Nadu)
- www.tn.gov.in/rti/proact_cfcp.htm ( RTI site of the Tamil Nadu Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection Department