Co-operative Deptt organises One Day UT Level Co-operative Conference on “Vision DOCUMENT 2047”


JAMMU : A One day UT level conference for Cooperative Department was held today under the chairmanship of Secretary, Co-operatives Department, Yasha Mudgal on “VISION DOCUMENT 2047” for Co-operatives in Jammu and Kashmir at Lemon Tree Hotel Jammu.

Managing Director, JKRLM, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar; Registrar, Co-operative Societies, Shafqat Iqbal; GM NABARD, Surjeet Singh; Additional Registrar Co-operative Societies, Dr. Nirupa; MD, J&K State Co-operative Bank, Qazi Sarwar; Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu, Krishan Lal and other dignitaries were also present and gave thier suggestions and views on Vision Document 2047.

During the programme, various stakeholders from Cooperatives and other allied sectors shared views on growth of cooperatives in J&K. The conference was organized to prepare a Vision document for Cooperatives till 2047.

The objective of the conference was to collect inputs for formulating of a concrete Vision Document on Growth of cooperatives for onward submission to Ministry of Cooperation GoI.

The other departments which participated in this conference were Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Tribal affairs and JKNRLM etc. Besides the above MD/CEO of Cooperative Banks also participated and gave their inputs for preparing the vision Document.

Some important suggestions of Stakeholders were to include the Self Help Groups, village organisation & Cluster level federations to register as Cooperative Societies.

Cooperative Societies could be formed by Milk Producers and Mutton Producers in an organised manner by providing Backward/forward linkages for branding and Marketing of the produce, fetching higher returns and eliminating the role of Middle Men.

It was also suggested that success stories in the Cooperative movement will be replicated to form federations of existing Cooperative Societies. It was also deliberated that Training of Cooperative Members is necessary for Capacity building and enabling societies to diversify their activities and contribution in the nation building process. Accordingly the revival of Cooperative Training institutes in J&K was also discussed.

On the suggestion of Secretary Cooperative, MD NRLM agreed to work together with the department in promoting cooperative movement in J&K by signing an MoU on specific deliverables outlining the role of each department in the endeavour.

Among others, senior officers of Co-operative and allied departments, representatives of co-operative societies besides, other stakeholders were also participated in the one day conference.


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