Co-op model to spur production by masses

Union home and cooperation minister said mass production is necessary for economic development of India but “production by the masses” is also very important for this country of 130 crore population, and this can be possible only through the cooperative model.

“Our cooperative policy will take the country far ahead. We have set the focus of this policy on free registration, computerisation, democratic elections, ensuring active membership, professionalism in governance and leadership, transparency and accountability,” said Shah while addressing the inaugural session of the two-day national conference of state cooperative ministers.

Shah said the government in the next two months will form a multistate cooperative by merging four or five big cooperatives at the national level for seed culture and marketing, and certification of organic products, which will directly benefit farmers involved in organic farming. “Along with this, Amul, Iffco, Nafed, NCDC and Kribhco are going to form a multistate export house which will work to export khadi products, handicrafts and agriculture products,” he said.

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