Chandigarh, Jul 6: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that the cooperation movement has made significant contribution in the socio-economic development of the country.
Speaking as the chief guest in the International Cooperative Day function at Yamunanagar, Mr Khattar said there are about 28,000 cooperative societies in Haryana, which are helping 50 lakh members directly and almost all the people in the state in some way or the other.
Addressing the members of the cooperative societies, farmers and labourers from across the state, the Chief Minister said that about 75 per cent of the class is associated with cooperation and the co-operative societies being run by their members are the democratic institutions.
He said that Haryana State Cooperative Labour and Construction Federation Limited protects the rights of labourers and constitutes their committees. Till March 2019, 8040 cooperative labour and construction committees have been constituted in the state, he added.
Describing the ‘Ek Ke Liye Sab Tatha Sab Ke Liye Ek’ as the rule for cooperation, Mr Khattar said that milk cooperative societies are working well in Haryana. He said that Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashudhan Bima Yojana was launched to provide socio-economic protection to the cattle rearers in the state. He said that the formalities for installing ethanol plant in cooperative sugar mills are being completed.
He said that special steps have been taken in the state to promote water conservation and in many sections, farmers have been made aware of the direct seeding of paddy and cultivation of maize and crop diversification. (UNI)