Imphal, December 4, 2017(DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen said if cooperative movement are successfully implemented in the state, the socio-economic condition of the masses will be increasingly developed. The Minister was addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest at the ‘Discussion for the Development of the Cooperative Societies, Manipur’ held today at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound, Imphal.

Nemcha highlighted that the cooperative sector has been playing a very important role in the socio-economic development of the country as a whole and it is necessary to promote the cooperative societies especially in areas where socio-economic developments still lag behind, especially in our state.

With a vision of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi who repeatedly emphasised on keeping ‘cooperative spirit’ alive and strengthened, the present government in Manipur inherited the legacy of a Cooperative departments that have many years of long pending problems and liabilities, with a sincere effort to improve and make the cooperative sector as active as it can be. She believed that once the State Cooperative Act are properly implemented, genuine and active cooperative societies can be promoted properly.

As stated by Nemcha, proposal has been already sent to the central government through DoNER to further develop cooperative sector in the state with the help of Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) which is under National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)

Cooperation Minister also lauded the Manipur State Cooperative Union (MSCU) for taking up the topic ‘Discussion for the Development of the Cooperative Societies, Manipur’ at this time and urged the union to take up such programmes in other districts too.

MLA, Shri O. Lukhoi Singh, Principal Secretary, Cooperation, Government of Manipur Shri J.C. Ramthanga, Shri K. Bono Singh, Deputy Secretary, Cooperation, Government of Manipur graced the occasion as President and Guests of Honour respectively.

The function was organised by the managing body of the Manipur State Cooperative Union (MSCU).

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