Laying emphasis on the movement, Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha Tuesday said the cooperative societies have a significant role in the progress of the rural economy.
“When there is prosperity in the economy, ‘Ek Tripura Shrestha Tripura’ and ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ can be achieved. People should be made more aware of taking the cooperative sector forward,” said Dr Saha while speaking at the observance of the 70th Cooperative Week programme organised jointly by the Cooperative Department and the Tripura State Cooperative Union at Agartala Town Hall.
He further added that special initiatives have been adopted by the Cooperative department to upgrade the cooperative sector in the coming five years.
Dr Saha added that the Centre has identified 11 districts across the country to launch the world’s largest grain storage. Of the 11 districts, Khilpara in the Gomati district has been allotted Rs 1.86 crore for the project.
“The cooperative sector is moving towards development after Union Home Minister Amit Shah took charge of the Cooperative department. He advised to use new technologies to set up good governance and make the country free from poverty, extremism and corruption,” said Dr Saha and added that the cooperative movement would not be a success without sincerity, transparency and enthusiasm among those associated with the LAMPs large area multipurpose societies) and PACS (primary agricultural credit societies).
On a separate note, he stated that the state government has initiated to computerise a total of 268 LAMPs and PACs in the state.
“One of the objectives of the Ministry of Cooperatives is to ensure benefits to the grassroot people. It will help in the prosperity of the rural economy,” said the CM.
Cooperatives Minister Shuklacharan Noatia, Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder, Tripura State Cooperative Union Chairman Mailafru Mog and others were present in the event.