Lahoul Valley offers a great potential for the production of quality and disease free seed potatoes; previously the potatoes used to be grown only for domestic consumption. To give a boost to this initiative and help other farmers also realize better prices for their produce, Lahoul Potato Growers Co-operative Marketing cum Processing Society Ltd. with its head office at Manali was registered on 28-05-1996 with initial membership of 20 growers, under Himachal Pradesh Cooperative Societies Act. With the passage of time and due to demonstration effect of the performance of this society, more farmers kept on taking membership year after year. It is a primary cooperative society which has operational area of Lahoul Valley. The basic objective of this society is to improve the socio-economic status of growers by marketing their seed potato and ensuing supply of agricultural and Horticultural inputs along with consumer goods to the rural poor at a reasonable price. The society is functioning as a price controller and suppliers of essential commodities to benefit its members as well as non-members.