Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that a national level cooperative university will be set up soon in the country to further expand the cooperative sector. He was speaking at the convocation ceremony of Vaikuntha Mehta National Cooperative Management Institute in Pune, Maharashtra yesterday.
Emphasising the need for expansion of cooperative sector in the villages, Mr Shah said, this sector has made significant contributions in the development of the country since the pre-independence period. He said, a cooperative sector policy is being formulated under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote the cooperative movement which will be implemented across the country soon.
Dr. Nitin Karmalkar, Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Secretary to the Ministry of Cooperation Devendra Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary Vijay Kumar, Director of Vamnicom Dr. Hema Yadav and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. The book titled Sahakar Sandarbha was released by Mr Shah at the event.
He said, the country’s Primary Agriculture Society will be modernised and linked to District & State Cooperative Banks, which will further be linked to NABARD. This will help to boost the cooperative sector in the country. Mr Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Maharashtra, inaugurated a new building of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) and the campus of fifth Battalion of NDRF in Pune.
He also unveiled a statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar inside the extended new building of Pune Municipal Corporation and laid the foundation stone of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Smarak in the campus of the Pune Corporation. He assured that the Central government is committed to the development of Pune.