Producer Company is a company registered under the Companies Act, 2013, which has the objective of production, harvesting, procurement, grading, pooling, handling, marketing, selling and export of primary produce of the Members or import of goods or services for their benefit.
The concept of Producer Companies was introduced in 2002 by incorporating a new Part IXA (section 581A to 581ZT) into the Companies Act,1956 (“the Act”) based on the recommendations of an expert committee led by an economist, Y. K. Alagh.
A Nidhi Company is one that belongs to the NBFC (Non-Banking financial sector) and is recognized under section 406 of the Companies Act, 2013. Their core business activity is borrowing and lending money only to its members. Nidhi Company can freely accept deposits from members and give money to its member. The fund, which received from members and can only be utilized by its members. RBI is empowered to issue directions to them in matters relating to deposits from members. Nidhi Company cannot accept deposits from other than its member.