Cooperative movement needed to reach rural people

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Itanagar, Nov 21 (UNI) A cooperative movement is imperative to reach the grass-roots to meet its objective of economically uplifting the rural masses, asserted Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) Chairperson Komoli Mosang.

Addressing the valedictory function of week-long celebration of cooperative week at Naharlagun, yesterday Ms Mosang suggested taking forward the movement in tune with the present times.

Stating, that the cooperative movement at present was urban centric, the APSWC chief stressed on spreading publicity and training programmes in rural areas. Ms Mosang while lauding the contribution of women in cooperatives, advocated for greater participation of women for the success of the cooperative movement.

No scheme or project will be successful without involving women, she asserted while calling the Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Union (APSCU) for facilitating more exposure trips to other states particularly in N E States, which have similar enterprises.

She further hoped to diversify to more feasible business, keeping in mind the market demands and added that updating skills and orientation at various levels including of officials was important to keep up with the changing needs.

Agreeing that sufficient funding was required for gearing up the activities of the sector, Ms Mosang assured to take up the matter with the authority concerned.

She said through cooperative society, the SHG movement could be further propagated in the state.

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