Yasha Mudgal reviews the progress of the implementation of programs and interventions of the cooperatives department

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JAMMU: The Secretary of the Cooperatives Department, Yasha Mudgal today chaired a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners to discuss progress in the implementation of various important programs and interventions of the Cooperatives Department across Jammu and -Cashmere.

During the meeting, detailed discussions were held on various issues relating to the various schemes implemented by the Cooperative Department, in addition to deliberations were also held on the revival of former cooperatives.

While interacting with the Deputy Commissioners, the Secretary emphasized to them that the support of the District Administrations is essential to implement programs/projects such as Yuva Sahakar, Ayushman Sahakar, computerization of PACS (a new project sponsored in central level), cooperative super bazaars, reviving defunct cooperatives and enabling the establishment of food processing units in these districts.

She asked the DCs to maintain coordination with the department and prepare DPRs under Yuva Sahakar, a loan program of NCDC, in which credit facility is available up to 80% for cooperatives in ambitious districts. and 100% for cooperatives of SC, ST, women. or people with disabilities as members and for the remaining cooperatives credit is available up to 70%.

The secretary asked DCs from ambitious districts to submit at least 24 DPRs, and DCs from other districts were asked to submit 12 proposals. She asked them to identify land so that milk processing units with a processing capacity of 25,000 to 30,000 liters could be established. She further asked them to ensure that craftsmen in cooperative societies receive a craft credit card so that they can receive credit to set up their own units.

The Secretary insisted that all Deputy Commissioners must complete all ongoing development work of Super Bazaars and other work of the Co-operative Department under their supervision so that the benefits of all co-operative programs can reach the farmers and people of Jammu and Kashmir as a whole.

During the meeting, Yasha Mudhgal said that 138 defunct cooperatives have been revived in 2021-22 and 800 defunct cooperatives are targeted for revival in 2022-23 against which 78 cooperatives have been revived so far. The DDCs were asked to ensure convergence between the departments for their relaunch.

The meeting was informed that under Ayushman Sahakar, which is a loan program of NCDC, a 70% credit facility can be used by cooperatives under the program for the establishment of health care such as medical college, nursing training college, hospital, nursing home, clinic, physiotherapy center. , Yoga Center, Gymnasium, Diagnostic Laboratory.

He was also informed during the meeting that there are 7 cooperative super bazaars in J&K, the upgrade works of two super bazaars (Kulgam and Anantnag) have been completed and the works on four bazaars (Jammu, Srinagar, Baramulla and Budgam) are in progress. In addition, a cooperative super bazaar is to be set up in the remaining 13 districts each and cooperative societies to take over the project have been identified in five districts (Kathua, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ganderbal and Kupwara).

The Registrar, J&K Cooperative Societies, all Deputy Commissioners, all Additional/Deputy Registrars as well as senior staff from relevant departments attended the meeting in person and via video conference.

Virginia S. Braud