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The Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd. or HOPCOMS was established with the principal objective of establishing a proper system for the marketing of fruits and vegetables; one that benefits both the farming community and the consumers. Prior to the establishment of HOPCOMS, no proper system existed in Karnataka for the marketing of horticultural produce. Farmers were in the clutches of the middlemen and the system benefited neither the farmers nor the consumers.

The history of the establishment of HOPCOMS has an interesting background. First, the Bangalore Grape Growers’ Marketing and Processing Co-operative Society was established in 1959, under the guidance of Dr. M.H. Mari Gowda, the then Director of the Department of Horticulture. The main objective of the society was to encourage grapevine cultivation by providing necessary inputs, technical know-how and marketing facilities to grape farmers. It had jurisdiction over Bangalore, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, Mandya and Mangalore districts. Since grape was a seasonal fruit, the society started handling all fruits and vegetables from 1965. Due to this change in operations, the name of the society was changed into Horticultural Producers Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd.

Area of Operation

The operation of the society covers five districts - Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Ramanagar and Chikkaballapura Districts.