JK has 4,000 cooperatives, cooperative societies: Govt

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has about 4,000 registered cooperatives and cooperative societies, the government said on Friday.
According to an official handout issued here, Registrar Cooperative Societies, Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad, held a meeting of the officers of the Cooperative department of Kashmir division.
He, as per the handout, was informed that there are “about 2000 self-reliant cooperatives registered in the state under the Jammu and Kashmir Self Reliant Cooperatives Act 1999 whereas some 1,673 cooperative societies are registered under the J&K Cooperative Societies Act 1989”.
The Registrar, as per the handout, asked the concerned to prepare district-wise status report of these cooperative institutions “so that their working is revived and monitored”.
He urged the field functionaries to ensure that the “cooperative movement becomes a vibrant tool” in the socio-economic development in the state.
While discussing the role of the cooperatives in the socio-economic development of the state, he asked the officers to work for “expanding the base of these societies so that common masses are benefited from this institution”.
He also underscored the need to encourage the department’s functionaries by “proper cadre management”.