Cooperative societies driving the rural economy: Yasha Mudgal

Describing the cooperative movement as a driver of the rural economy, the secretary of cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal on Saturday called on the district administration to engage more young people in building viable cooperative societies in UT Jammu- and Kashmir.

The secretary made the remarks during a function – Sehkar Se Samridhi – here today to congratulate members of 28 newly formed cooperative societies in Ramban district. Cooperative movement that should help future entrepreneurs venture into paid 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.

Yasha Mudgal 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 assist in the marketing of products made 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.

Expressing their gratitude to the Co-operatives Secretariat for attending the ceremony, DDC members also took the floor on this occasion and underscored the need to engage rural youth in building vibrant income-generating businesses in various lines of business. activities based on local products.

Later, Yasha Mudgal distributed registration certificates among members of 28 newly formed cooperative societies. Rakesh Thakur, Balbeer Singh and Renuka Katoch, representatives of PRI, District Development Commissioner, Musarrat Islam; Additional Assistant Commissioner, Harbans Sharma and Assistant Registrar, Cooperatives, Priyanka Sharma in addition to a large number of locals.

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