Cooperatives to play key role by spearheading rural development: J&K LG

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that the Cooperatives will play an important role by spearheading the rural development across the Union Territory.

“Cooperatives will play an important role by spearheading the rural development, developing critical infrastructure such as godowns, cold storage facilities and access to institutional finance and national and international markets to realize the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047,” Sinha said addressing the gathering after he inaugurated Cooperative Week and launched several new initiatives to promote cooperative movement in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Launch of PACS as CSCs, PM Kisan Samridhi Kendra and Jan-Aushadhi Kendra will create new opportunities for Cooperatives and a new business model,” said the Lieutenant Governor.

Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and guidance of Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah, Sinha said that the clarion call of ‘Sahakar Se Samriddhi’ has revived the values and principles of Cooperatives and contributing to economic and social progress of people.

“Launch of Sarhad Tourism Cooperative Ltd in Uri aims to develop Uri-Boniyar tourism circuit and home-stays in order to promote border tourism,” he added and said, “this new initiative will ensure greater engagement and inclusion of youth in the cooperative movement in J&K.”


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