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DC Anantnag stresses for pushing cooperative movement

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ANANTNAG: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Syed Fakhrudin Hamid Friday chaired the first District Cooperative Development Committee meeting at DC office, here.

Deputy Registrar Cooperatives, Muzaffar Ahmad who is the convener of the meeting informed that the meeting was held to strengthen the cooperative movement in the district. He gave an overview of the present status of cooperative societies in the district and efforts taken by the department to revive and strengthen them.

It was given out that there are 158 registered cooperative societies in the district which include PACS, Dairy & Fisheries societies, marketing societies, apex societies and societies in other agri and non-agri sectors.

The DC urged upon the cooperative department to lend their best efforts to achieve the objective of strengthening the cooperative movement in the district and deepening its reach to the grassroot level as envisioned by the Union Cooperation Ministry.

He further directed the concerned officials to make vigorous efforts to realize the vision of Sahakar se Samridhi for strengthening of cooperative movement in the district.

He urged for assessing the financial/credit requirement of the PACS and exploring the options of mobilising the financial support from apex institutions like NCDC/ NABARD/ NDDB/ NFDB.

The DC also reviewed the progress of adoption of model bylaws by the PACS, computerization of PACS, updating of data in national cooperative database and other agenda as per the guidelines. He advised the cooperative department to create awareness among the people in general about the various schemes of Government of India.

He insisted upon the department to push for the revival of defunct societies and make a roadmap for their revival. He enjoined upon the line departments to collaborate with the cooperative department to link their schemes to enhance the livelihood opportunities of rural populace.

The meeting was attended by committee members which included Additional District Development Commissioner, DDM NABARD, Deputy Director Fisheries, District Sheep Husbandry Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, LDM, GM Anantnag CC Bank and Panchayat representatives.

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