‘Strengthen co-operative sector, make societies more profitable’

‘Strengthen co-operative sector, make societies more profitable’
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Ang registers Rs 12.93 cr turnover during 2017-18

ANANTNAG/KULGAM: Deputy (Dy) Registrar Co-operatives, Bashir Ahmad Lone on Wednesday appealed co-operative societies to change their mind sets to “make the societies more communicable and profitable”. He said that co-operatives have played a vital role in the past and appealed all the society members to “strengthen the co-operative sector”.
Lone was speaking at the inaugural of the 65th All India Co-operative Week – 2018 celebrations here. The programme was attended by members of 55 co-operative societies of Anantnag and 36 of Kulgam, an official handout read.
In his inaugural address, Lone highlighted the achievements of the department and said that 55 co-operative societies registered under Co-operative Societies Act 1989 are functioning in the district. “During 2017-2018 the societies in the district have registered a business turnover of more than Rs 12.93 crore which includes fertilisers of Rs 3.85 crore., consumer goods Rs 3.91 crore, medicines Rs 2.39 crore, poultry business Rs 30 lakh, diary Rs25 lakh, sheep Rs 6 lakh, sugar Rs 41 lakh and other edible items of more than Rs 17 lakh,” the handout read.
Meanwhile, Co-Operative Department Kulgam organised a day-long event to mark the 65th All India Co-operative Week here at district headquarters, Kulgam.
DDC Kulgam, Shamin Ahmad Wani, deputy registrar, chairman co-operatives society Kulgam, chief agriculture officer, supervisory staff and a large number of elected managing committee members of the co-operative societies, co-operative institutional employees, civil society members participated in the function.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC Kulgam, Shamin Ahmad Wani stressed on the members to “run societies with more efficiency” for the better social and economic development.
He said that people should come forward to join the societies and to work with the co-operative department for better progress and economic growth of the state.
Highlighting the achievements of co-operative department in Kulgam, the deputy registrar said that Rs 155.58 lakh have been provided to different types of co-operative societies of the district for their business development under ICDP scheme and Rs 77.18 lakhs for the development of poultry sector under NCDC scheme.