Shillong, Jun 24 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Donkupar Roy has urged all the villagers in the state to form cooperative societies to get more benefits from their agricultural activities.
Launching the Scheme of Fund Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) in the form of village industries cluster on cane and bamboo at a village under Jaintia Hills district yesterday, the Chief Minister pointed out that cooperative movements could become very popular and prove beneficial for the people.
He also informed that the scheme will be sponsored by the Centre.
''There are many skillful and talented artisans in villages whose potential can be tapped and they can be encouraged to form cooperative societies,'' the Chief Minister said.
The state government would provide financial assistance if the people came forward to set up cooperative societies, he added.
''Cooperative societies should be strengthened as the state government is committed to provide all possible assistance to encourage the people in this direction for economic development of the state as a whole,'' he stated.
Meanwhile, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairperson Kumud Joshi, who is on a visit to the state, said the Centre was making all efforts to provide financial assistance to uplift the economy of the rural massess by promoting the local market and their products.
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