Nashik: State minister for co-operation, marketing and textile Subhash Deshmukh on Monday appealed to all the office-bearers and members of co-operative bodies to work as trustees for the growth of the co-operative sector. 

Deshmukh was in Nashik to honour the co-operatives for their outstanding performance. While addressing the gathering, the minister said that 50% of the population of the state is connected with the co-operatives sector, but common farmers and every element of the society need to be connected with this sector. “Development of co-operative sectors will also lead to the development of the state. 

There is also a need to support farmers through co-operative bodies. Brining in transparency will also reduce complaints and help accomplish interest of the customers,” Deshmukh said. 

Stating that the state government is taking several measures to boost the co-operative sector, Deshmukh said assistance is being provided to co-operative institutes that are in financial turmoil and at the same time action is being taken against those responsible for financial irregularities in co-operative bodies. 

Mumbai-based Dnyandeep co-operative credit society was honoured on the occasion by Deshmukh with a prize of Rs 1 lakh. In return, the co-operative credit society donated of Rs 1 crore for repair of schools those were affected due to flood in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.

Published On : 11-09-2019

Source : Times of India

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