IEP DEHRADUN AUGUST 18, 2022
The Uttarakhand government would set up one cooperative village in every district of the state. A declaration in this regard was made by the Cooperatives minister Dhan Singh Rawat during the cooperative conclave of Dehradun district held at Doon University auditorium here.
He said that the economy of the cooperative village would be compensated entirely by the Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS). Addressing the conclave, the minister said that the process of computerisation of 108 Multipurpose Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (MPACS) in the State has been completed recently and the 80 per cent work in the remaining MPACS is complete.
He directed the officials of Dehradun district to ensure the computerisation of all MPACS in the district gets completed by September 5. Exhorting the employees and members to accept the computerisation to their soul, the minister curtly told that the committees would not be able to disburse loans if the computerisation process is not complete by September 5. He said that five lakh new accounts should be opened by the cooperatives and a campaign to increase the number of members in the cooperative societies should be undertaken. He directed that every committee and every branch of the district cooperative bank should prepare a business development plan of three years.
Rawat informed that the cooperative department of Uttarakhand has come on a digital platform and this is the biggest achievement of the last five and half years of the State government. He said that similar conclaves would be organised in all districts of the state and the process of loan distribution in all 670 Nyay Panchayats would get completed before December this year. Senior officers of the cooperative department, managers of the cooperative banks, chairman and secretaries of the cooperative committee and the experts took part in the conclave.