New Delhi, Oct 11
Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen today graces inaugural ceremony of the first ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF), 2019 was held today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Briefing the Media, Minister Nemcha Kipgen highlighted on how the cooperative sector in Manipur have significantly revived under the leadership of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi whose vision is inclusive development for all through effective cooperative. The government have come up with various new schemes to energise the cooperative sector in the state. At present, there are 10, 916 cooperative societies having 8,06,105 members in all the 16 districts of Manipur, she reaffirmed.
Nemcha also stated that though Manipur belongs to least developed states in cooperative movement, some of the cooperatives categories like handloom & handicraft, transport, dairy, agriculture, horticulture, thrift and credit, fisheries, piggery, poultry, amongst other are working at the best level.
Minister also stated that efforts to implement all important schemes of the government for the benefit of the people of our state are also being taken up so that there are visible impacts in our society.
During the inaugural ceremony of IICTF, Yuva Sahakar, Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme 2019 was also launched. This scheme is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on programmes like Start-up India and Stand-up India that aims at young entrepreneurs with new and innovative ideas. Minister Nemcha Kipgen is optimistic that once this scheme reaches the youth of Manipur, it will definitely solve the problem of unemployment of youths.
The Renu Handloom Cooperative Society, Mantripukhri of Imphal East District was the only cooperative society from Manipur representing the state amongst those 120 Indian cooperatives and 20 organizations from Centre / States / UTs and as many as 35 countries from six continents.
The function was also attended by Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, Ministers of Cooperation from all participating States, Senior Officials of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, and Senior Officials of Department of Cooperation of all participating States and International delegates. Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Government of Manipur, Ksh Robert Singh and officers of Cooperation Department, Manipur represented the state.
It may be mentioned that IICTF is aimed at taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government’s vision and goal of promoting cooperative-to-cooperative trade within India and abroad and promoting exports of key agriculture commodities and products leading to enhanced rural and farm prosperity. It also offers a great opportunity for the industry and business organizations from India and abroad to build alliances, business networking, product sourcing and above all, interacting with the primary producers of a wide range of products and service providers.
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