* Distributes registration certificates among 28 new companies
RAMBAN, July 16: Describing the cooperative movement as the engine of the rural economy, the secretary of cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal, on Saturday called on the district administration to engage more young people in the creation of viable cooperative societies in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
The secretary made the remarks at a ceremony – Sehkar Se Samridhi – here today to congratulate the members of the 28 newly formed cooperative societies in Ramban district.
Addressing the gathering, she highlighted the huge potential of the Department’s new programs that can help kick-start the co-operative movement that will help would-be entrepreneurs get into gainful employment.
The Cooperative Secretary stressed the need to inculcate the spirit of collective responsibility in all members which she said is the key to forming a successful cooperative society. She advised the Department of Cooperatives to extend all support to newly formed cooperative societies by availing incentives under various flagship programs of the Department like Yuva Sehkar, Ayushman Sehkar, Food Processing Unit, etc.
Making special reference to youth indulgence under the Mission Youth Project youth club initiative, Yasha Mudgal advised DDC Ramban to help link the Department with enterprising youth to start lucrative businesses. She also asked the Deputy Registrar to extend the hand-in to aspiring entrepreneurs so that they get a fair deal in competitive business markets.
Focusing on promoting the formation of local product cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal appreciated the idea launched by DDC member Renuka Katoch to explore new companies in the food and vegetable sector such as Kasroor , Guchhis and other forest products. She also focused on scaling Anardana through the cooperative movement.
She also asked DDC Ramban to identify suitable land for the construction of cooperative super bazaars in Ramban district to provide FMCGs and other products at affordable and subsidized prices, in addition to helping the marketing of products manufactured by local companies.
Earlier, the Assistant Registrar, Cooperatives gave a Power-Point presentation highlighting the Department’s achievements in setting up new societies. She assured the Secretary of Cooperatives to expand the reach of the cooperative movement in the district and the formation of more societies that will help young people establish successful units.