Madhya Pradesh Cooperative Minister Shri Gourishankar Bisen has said that people increasingly see cooperatives as the last resort. While inaugurating a function on the eve of Cooperative Week in Bhopal he said that there is a need for better coordination between cooperative institutes and cooperative department of the government.
Giving bonanza, he also announced 50 per cent dearness allowance with the basic pay of the employees of Cooperative Federation.State Cooperative Federation Chairman Shri Arun Singh Tomar, Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargava, State Cooperative Housing Federation Chairman Shri Sushil Waswani, Madhya Pradesh State Agriculture And Rural Development Bank Chairman Shri Kishan Singh Bhatol and Commissioner Cooperative Shri Arun Pandey were present on the occasion.
Bisen claimed that the cooperatives have become beneficial to the farmers. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a historical decision to give agricultural loan to the farmers at 3 per cent interest rate. He said that this is an example for the whole country. Cooperative revolution in the state is better than any other state, he added
Bisen also patted himself and his BJP govt on back for checking the misappropriation of society funds. He said that strong action has been initiated against the land mafia who deprived society members of the cooperative housing societies of plots of land.
What is needed today is to give wide publicity for the good work being done in the cooperative sector, added the Minister The State Cooperative Federation can play important role in this direction, he said. The cooperative institutions should cooperative with the Federation to strengthen it financially for this purpose, concluded the Minister.