New Delhi: The Modi Government has taken a pathbreaking initiative and created a separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ to realise the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’ (prosperity through cooperative endeavour).
This ministry will provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country.
It will help deepen Co-operatives as a true people based movement reaching up to the grassroots.
A Co-operative based economic development model is very relevant in India where each member works with a spirit of responsibility.
The Ministry will work to streamline processes for ‘Ease of doing business’ for co-operatives and enable development of Multi-State Co-operatives (MSCS).
The Central Government has signalled its deep commitment to community based developmental partnership. Creation of a separate Ministry for Co-operation also fulfils the budget announcement made by the Finance Minister.