Three days after Prime Minister Modi’s cabinet reshuffle, Union Home Minster Amit Shah on Saturday held a meeting with industry delegation before assuming charge of ministry of cooperation.
Meeting with some leading figures of the country’s cooperative sector, Shah assured them that PM Modi led government is determined to make cooperatives and all cooperative institutions more empowered.
In a tweet in Hindi, he tweeted under the leadership of PM Modi, India is determined to make cooperatives and all cooperative institutions more empowered.
The delegation also apprised the minister about the problems and challenges confronting the cooperative movement.
Those who met the home minister include chairman of the National Cooperative Union of India Dileep Sanghani, the chairman and the managing director of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) B S Nakai and US Awasthi respectively and chairman of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) Bijender Singh.
Even though Amit Shah has not yet assumed the charge of the ministry of cooperation, he has begun to meet people.
As a part of PM Modi’s new cabinet, the government had recently announced a new ministry called ministry of cooperation, which was earlier comes under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
The newly introduced separate ministry will provide a legal policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country. The government also informed that the new ministry will work for improving ease of doing business for cooperatives by streamlining processes to enable the development of Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS).
In the meeting, the home minister assured that PM Modi government is committed to strengthening the cooperative movement in the country and the benefits of which would go to the grass-root level cooperatives. He also assured the delegation that the same benefits and concessions given to Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) will be provided to primary agriculture cooperatives in the country for strengthening them.