NCUI can perhaps take leaf from Madhya Pradesh Cooperatives. What NCUI should be doing is being done by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. MP is organizing a global convention on cooperation to mark the International Year of Cooperation 2012.
The convention will be held in Bhopal in February 2012 under the joint aegis of Cooperatives Department and Sahkar Bharti. More than 300 delegates from 25 to 30 countries will take part in the convention.
This information was given at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that information about latest developments in the cooperative sector in other countries will give a new dimension and pace to the cooperative movement in the country and state.
At the meeting, Cooperatives Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen was appointed as convener and Sahkar Bharti’s national general secretary Shri Subhash Mandge as co-convener for making arrangements for the convention. It was also decided that the convention will be held in Bhopal on February 9 and 10, 2012.
Members of Planning Commission and experts of financial and technological institutions will also be invited to the convetion. The convention will be attended by prominent personalities of cooperative movement. At the convention, deliberations will be made on the need to view cooperative movement as economic entrepreneurship and possibilities of such new sectors like water management, power distribution and insurance will be explored.
Those present at the meeting included National president of Sahkar Bharti Shri Satish Marathe, general secretary Shri Subhash Mandge, Yatish Jain, MARKFED chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargav, Apex chairman Shri L.D.B. Kishan Singh Bhatol, chairman of Bhopal Dairy Federation Shri Dharam Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Shri R. Parshuram, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri M.M. Upadhyaya, Registrar, Cooperatives Shri Arun Pandey and other concerning officers.