Published: Updated on – 13:21, Fri – 8 October 21
Karimnagar: Addressing growing apprehensions over the cooperative sector, Telangana State Planning Board Deputy Chairman B Vinod Kumar said cooperatives will stay forever in the country and are the future of the country. rural economy.
“There is no place for commercial agriculture in the country as the farmers in the country have only small plots of land unlike in foreign countries. The cooperative movement is ultimate for the economic activities of the farmers and the Societies primary agricultural cooperatives (PACS) must be strengthened,” he stressed.
Attending a meeting arranged with PACS chairpersons, vice chairpersons and directors of Huzurabad assembly segment in Karimnagar town on Thursday, he said there was a huge demand for the position of DCCB chairperson in the state of Maharashtra than that of the posts of minister or legislator because of the strong cooperative movement. He also said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was recently appointed as the country’s first Cooperation Minister, was also associated with the cooperative movement and was still the director of a PACS in the state of Gujarat.
Stating that in the state of Maharashtra, the cooperative sectors ran educational institutions including engineering and medical schools and food processing units, he highlighted the diversification of PACS as agricultural producer organizations (FPO) have adapted to the changing scenario in the country.
Konduru Ravinder Rao, Chairman of NAFSCOB, TSCAB and Karimnagar DCCB, has called on PACS chairmen and others to play a crucial role in distributing new loans to farmers following the Rs 50,000 crop waiver by the government. He also explained the diversification of Pacs into multi-service centers in the district. DCCB Vice President Pingali Ramesh and others were also present.
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