Centre to soon announce new cooperative policy: Amit Shah


PTI, Sep 25, 2021, 2:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre will soon come out with a new cooperative policy and work in tandem with states to strengthen the cooperative movement.

Shah, who is also the Union Home Minister, also announced that the number of primary agriculture cooperatives (PACs) wil be increased to 3 lakh in the next five years. At present, there are about 65,000 PACs.

He was speaking at the first Sehkarita Sammelan or National Cooperative Conference here. The Ministry of Cooperation was formed in July this year.

Addressing the gathering comprising over 2,100 representatives of different cooperatives and nearly 6 crore online participants, Shah said some people wonder why the Centre created this new ministry as the cooperatives are a state subject.

Shah said there could be a legal response to it, but he does not want to “get into this argument”.

The Centre, he stressed, will cooperate with states and “there will be no friction”.

“We will work with all states to take forward the cooperative movement,” he said, and added the Ministry of Cooperation has been formed to strengthen and modernise the sector.

On the proposed new cooperative policy, Shah said a policy was brought in 2002 by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and now the Modi government will start working on a new policy.

Stressing that the cooperative movement was more relevant today than ever, Shah said cooperatives can contribute a lot in the development of the country.

According to him, the cooperatives will play a crucial part in making India a USD 5 trillion economy.

Referring to the problems being faced by cooperatives on taxation front and other issues, Shah said he was aware of the concerns and assured that there would be no injustice towards them.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Congress membership requisites: No alcohol & drug, no criticism of party in public

Women should not visit police stations after dark: BJP’s Baby Rani Maurya

BJP govt has failed the country: Rahul

Baby kidnap case: Kerala govt to inform family court about Anupama’s demand for child

PM meets Indian Covid vaccine manufacturers; CEOs say his leadership key force in vaccination drive

Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets in T20 WC Super 12 match

Hindus don’t have violent mindset: Pejawar Swamiji

Related Articles More

Priyanka flags off ‘Pratigya Yatras’ from UP’s Barabanki

Shah flags off inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah direct flight

Congress membership requisites: No alcohol & drug, no criticism of party in public

Restore statehood, democracy in J-K: NPP

Women should not visit police stations after dark: BJP’s Baby Rani Maurya

MUST WATCH

Science and Technology Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan at Koteshwar

News Bulletin 23-10-2021

Elephant attack at Hunasuru

IMPORTANCE OF M04 RICE SEEDS

Road mishap at Muluru National Highway


Latest Additions

Priyanka flags off ‘Pratigya Yatras’ from UP’s Barabanki

Shah flags off inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah direct flight

Congress membership requisites: No alcohol & drug, no criticism of party in public

Three-time world champion, Pele, turns 81!

Restore statehood, democracy in J-K: NPP

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.