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Dr. Chandra Pal Singh President, NCUI

Born on 19th March, 1959 in village Dakor, Jaloun District, Uttar Pradesh in a family of freedom fighters and agriculturists, Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, elected as President of National Cooperative Union of India on 18th March, 2010, for a term of 5 years, holds M.Sc., B.Ed., L.L.B. and Ph. D degrees.

As a Member of Parliament from Jhansi constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha during 2004-2009, Dr. Yadav performed his duties with aplomb, poise and dignity and served in Parliamentary Committees on Estimates, Energy and Local Area Network Scheme, enriched their proceedings with his long and varied experience.

He has been a front line leader of the Cooperative Movement for over two decades and devoted his life to the cause of farmers, dalits, poor and down trodden people. Widely travelled, he has richly contributed to the cooperative movement at national and international fora. Presently Chairman of Krishak Bharti Cooperative Ltd. (KRIBHCO) for the past 10 years, Dr. Singh has been on the Boards of many National, State and District Level cooperative organizations. His contribution towards training, education and capacity building for cooperatives has been praiseworthy. His very elevation to the position of President, NCUI is a tribute to his deep rooted commitment to the upliftment of under–privileged sections of the society.

Dr. Singh has been taking special interest in the development of new and innovative techniques of increasing productivity in the agriculture sector. Suave, articulate and thoroughbred, his is a many splendoured personality. He is associated with various educational and social organizations. Connoisseur of art and culture, his other interests include sports and gardening.

Being son of the soil, the Cooperative Movement looks towards him with lot of expectations in his new role.