Srinagar, Nov 14: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that government was determined to deepen cooperative movement in Jammu and Kashmir.

The lieutenant governor inaugurated 68th Cooperative Week.

“Under the guidance of PM Narendra Modi and Home& Cooperation Minister Amit Shah, the country is witnessing renaissance in Cooperative movement to address the developmental needs of underprivileged sections of society,” he said as per a tweet on official handle.

“We are determined to deepen the cooperative movement as people-based movement to reach citizens at the grassroots. The J&K administration is making efforts to facilitate development of new women and youth cooperatives and provide them with a solid support system to flourish.”

He said government aims to increase the number of Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies by providing much-needed support to the people in every Panchayat.

“This will substantially increase the credit lending in Agri and allied sectors and benefits will also flow to small and marginal farmers,” he said, adding, “In order to truly realize the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’, Cooperatives in J&K UT must focus on agri-marketing, food processing, branding, supply of seeds, and other innovative activities in dairy & handicrafts.”

Mission Youth in J&K is working as a Cooperative entrepreneurship organisation and demonstrating how business with cooperative spirit can lead the way to tackle the modern challenges, he said.

“Cooperative movement is not just about business or credit lending. It is our way of life. Every person has to work together for same goal-a prosperous, peaceful & Aatm-nirbhar Jammu Kashmir UT,” he said, adding, “We must work together to protect & promote the social-economic rights of every individual.”

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