Create new employment opportunities through cooperatives: CM

20 Nov 2017
Create new employment opportunities through cooperatives: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that new employment opportunities should be created through cooperatives. Form cooperative societies in separate areas and provide employment to people. Increasing employment opportunities is included in important priorities of the state government. CM Chouhan was addressing a gathering at the concluding ceremony of the All India Cooperative Week here today. CM Chouhan inaugurated the Krishak Sahakari Rin Mitra Yojana at the programme and released the Sahakarita se Antyodaya Pustika. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang was also present during the programme.

CM Chouhan said that the cooperative sector in state was being expanded and is moving ahead in a new form. Cooperatives will play a major role in reducing the pressure of population on farming. Madhya Pradesh is leading in the field of agriculture. Several unique innovations have been made in the field of agriculture in state which have been repeated by other states. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a unique scheme in which the farmers will receive price difference for sale of produce for less amount that the support price. Today the entire country is talking about this scheme. The price difference amount will be deposited in the accounts of the farmers who sell their produce under the scheme between October 16-31 during a programme to be organized on November 22 in Ujjain. Cooperative societies will take these schemes to the people in the right perspective.

Sterner law against usurers

CM Chouhan said that the state government has introduced a Krishak Udyami Yojana in which children of farmers can set up units of processing of agricultural products. For this a loan of Rs 2 crores will be made available to them. Besides a 5 percent interest grant up to 5 years and 15 percent grant has also been arranged. Cooperative societies can work at a small level to increase employment opportunities. State government took the decision of supply of nutritious meals through Women Self-Help Groups. Similarly, gram panchayats have been given rights to operate the sand mines. This will help increasing employment opportunities. Youths will be imparted training of works needed to put an end to unemployment. Cooperatives should enter new areas. The law formed against usurers who harass farmers should be made sterner.


Skill upgradation work through cooperatives begins

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang said that the work of skill upgradation has been started in the state through cooperatives. As many as 320 new cooperative societies have been formed in separate areas in one year. Cooperative societies have been constituted in new areas of transport, tourism and medicine. Workshops will be organized on the primary cooperative societies level in the next two months to publicize government schemes. Agricultural loan on zero percent interest is being made available to farmers of the state. Now only Rs 90,000 has to be repaid on taking a loan of Rs 1 lakh. Through these decisions the state government has realized its dream of a welfare society.

CM Chouhan felicitated farmers for repaying agriculture loans for five consecutive years under Krishak Sahakari Rin Mitra Yojana during the programme and they were given certificates. MP and State BJP President Shri Nandkumr Singh Chouhan, MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Rajya Vanopaj Sahakari Sangh Chairman Shri Mahesh Kori, Shri Nemichand Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.C Meena, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Cooperatives Commissioner Smt. Renu Pant and cooperative bank chairpersons and office-bearers and a large number of farmers were present in the programme.