Imphal, Sept 23:
Minister for Cooperation, Nemcha Kipgen while highlighting that Manipur has over 12,000 Cooperative Societies, makes a clarion call for development in the state by strengthening the cooperative sector.
This was stated by the Minister while attending the inaugural function of Bharathimanass Agriculture Co-operative Ltd. & Bharathimanass Labour and Construction Co-operative Ltd., (MSCS, Govt of India) held today at Imphal Peace Museum, Maibam Lotpa Ching.
Minister Smt Nemcha informed the gatherings that the State Government continues to strive for the improvement of the Cooperative scenario of the State. Proposals have already been submitted for the Scheme of Integrated Cooperative Development Project (I.C.D.P.) to the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). The I.C.D.P. scheme was introduced for development of the district through Cooperative efforts in the area of agriculture and allied sectors like Fishery, Poultry, Handloom, Rural Industries, Livestock, and Consumers etc. She urged all the cooperative societies in the state to work with sheer dedication and sincerity for successful implementation of the schemes.
Nemcha further appealed all to join hands to make Manipur, a model Cooperative State with an objective to improve the economy of the State through cooperative sectors.
Registrar of Cooperative, A. Valentina and concerned officials also attended the function.