LG Manoj Sinha kicks off 69th Cooperative Week celebrations in Jammu – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

  • Jan-Andolan for the promotion of social enterprises, its values ​​and principles to establish equality, equity and solidarity are essential to bring about socio-economic development for inclusive growth in rural areas J&K:LG
  • Under the leadership of PM and HM, cooperatives are transformed into an effective economic instrument to ensure the growth of agriculture, handicrafts, sugar, dairy products, textiles, fishing, storage, food processing and improvement of small marginal farmers: LG
  • This year’s theme “[email protected]: Growth of Cooperatives & Future Ahead” is our determination to build a resilient and viable business ecosystem of cooperatives with special participation of youth and women and to enable the economic model based on cooperatives to realizing the mantra of Sahkar Se Samriddhi:LG
  • Co-ops may be best way to reach J&K UT’s remote areas and poor, marginalized sections, says LG
  • In the era of Startups and Unicorns, the aspirations of young people must be met and Cooperatives must constantly reinvent themselves. Cooperatives should be established as one of the pillars of economic and social development: LG
  • Cooperatives must address the challenges facing our rural economy and people today and must deliver financial and non-financial benefits, says LG
  • Cooperatives must improve the viability of enterprises and their ability to create jobs and income to empower people. The creation of new cooperatives must be people-oriented, the demand for new cooperatives must come from society. The success of the Cooperatives as a business entity will encourage others: LG
  • Close coordination between primary, district and state cooperatives; Cross-marketing efforts between SHGs and handicraft cooperatives can transform cooperatives in rural areas into vibrant entities, in addition to contributing to women’s empowerment and various income-generating activities: LG
  • 1006 cooperatives registered in last year and 31,578 members trained during Jan-Abhiyan
  • Recapitalization amount of Rs. 255.71 crores in favor of three district central cooperative banks released to improve their fiscal health
  • LG issues registration certificates to FPOs/Cooperatives; commends cooperative societies and publishes a compendium of the department of cooperatives

Jammu, 14th November: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the 69th All India Cooperative Week celebrations in J&K UT today during a ceremony at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in the University of Jammu.
The Lieutenant Governor commended the important role played by all stakeholders associated with the cooperative movement in building a strong ecosystem for the growth of the cooperative sector in UT.
The Lieutenant Governor said that the Jan-Andolan for the promotion of social enterprises, its values ​​and principles aimed at establishing equality, equity and solidarity are essential to bring socio-economic development for inclusive growth in rural areas of J&K.
Under the leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and the Honorable Minister of Interior and Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah ji, cooperatives are being transformed into an effective economic instrument to ensure growth in sectors such as such as agriculture, handicrafts, sugar, dairy, textiles, fishing, storage, food processing and the improvement of small marginal farmers, he added.
Co-ops are perhaps the best way to reach J&K UT’s remote areas and poor, marginalized sections, the lieutenant governor observed.
In the era of Startups and Unicorns, the aspirations of young people must be met and Cooperatives must constantly reinvent themselves. Cooperatives should be established as one of the pillars of economic and social development, he added.
Highlighting the achievements of the cooperative sector in UT, the Lieutenant Governor shared the government’s vision to strengthen the cooperative movement in Jammu and Kashmir.
This year’s theme “[email protected]: Growth of Cooperatives & Future Ahead” is our determination to build a resilient and viable business ecosystem of cooperatives with special participation of youth and women and to enable the economic model based on cooperatives to realizing the mantra of ‘Sahkar Se Samriddhi,” the Lieutenant Governor said.
Cooperatives must address the challenges facing our rural economy and people today and must provide financial and non-financial benefits. As it is driven by local members who understand the needs, it can have a greater impact on the sectors of health, education, agriculture, credit, tourism, green energy and the hospitality industry, said the lieutenant governor.
The Lieutenant Governor observed that the administration of UT places particular emphasis on the registration of cooperatives, training and capacity building of stakeholders, modernization of cooperative markets, transparency of the system, creation of new markets and the possibility for government departments to buy directly from these markets.
We registered 1006 cooperatives in the last year and 31,578 members were formed during Jan-Abhiyan. This shows that determined efforts are being made to expand the network and provide capacity building for the professional functioning of cooperatives, the Lieutenant Governor said.
We are also determined to revive and revitalize defunct Cooperatives. Recapitalization amount of Rs. 255.71 crores in favor of three district central cooperative banks has been released to improve their fiscal health, the Lieutenant Governor added.
The Lieutenant Governor argued that co-operatives must also improve the viability of businesses and their ability to create jobs and income to empower people. The creation of new cooperatives should be people-driven, the demand for new cooperatives should come from society and their success as a business entity will encourage others, he stressed.
The Lieutenant Governor further emphasized the need to promote close coordination between primary, district and state cooperatives. Cross-marketing efforts between self-help groups and handicraft cooperatives can contribute to women’s empowerment and various income-generating activities. Such efforts can transform cooperatives in rural areas into vibrant entities, he added.
The Lieutenant Governor said the government is focused on promoting the formation of new multi-purpose co-ops, reducing regional imbalance by increasing the number of co-ops per person and exploring new commercially viable sectors.
The Lieutenant Governor also called for replicating successful models from other states and preparing a comprehensive framework, keeping sustainability and vulnerable sections of society in mind. There should be adequate representation of members of disadvantaged/marginalized sections in the cooperative sector, he stressed.
The Lieutenant Governor further called for providing capital injection and market access to FPOs through the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund, and encouraging them to undertake the construction of godowns, as is done in other States/UT.
The Lt Governor also spoke about the efforts made to set up versatile and multidimensional PACS (Primary Agricultural Credit Companies) in each village.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, said in his speech that the motto of Sahkar Se Samriddhi is dedicated to uplifting and benefiting the common man through cooperatives.
Atal Dulloo, additional chief secretary of the department of agricultural production, said on this occasion that the cooperative sector is rejuvenating itself with renewed energy. He sent his greetings on the occasion of the inauguration of the 69th All India Cooperative Week.
In her welcome address, Ms. Yasha Mudgal, Secretary of the Cooperative Department highlighted the achievements of the department and briefed on the aims and objectives of the 69th India Cooperative Week.
After three decades, J&K is witnessing the launch of the Dairy Cooperative Federation which will explore the untapped potential of milk production and processing, he was informed.
On this occasion, the Lt Governor handed over the registration certificates to the OPF/Cooperatives, congratulated the Cooperative Societies and also inspected the stalls set up by the Cooperative service. A compendium of the Cooperative department has also been published.
Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu; Administrative secretaries, UT administration officers, in addition to representatives and members of cooperatives, students from cooperative schools were present.

Virginia S. Braud