Primary cooperative societies should play a key role in improving the economic status of farmers for achieving the desired goals of the cooperative movement, said T. Munusamy, District Collector.

Presiding over a day-long training for the newly-elected presidents of primary cooperative societies here on Tuesday, Mr. Munusamy said election to the post of presidents, vice-presidents, and executive members were held for 171 primary cooperative societies across the district . The objective of the training, he said, was to guide them properly towards their responsibilities. Although profit was one of the goals, the societies should not restrict their activities to just commercial pursuits . The presidents of cooperative societies must play an active role in ensuring that poor farmers get access to government loans. The presidents should make sure that only eligible persons were enrolled as members of societies. Development of rural and cottage industries and promoting handicrafts in rural areas should be part of societies’ agenda, Mr. Munusamy said.

He underlined the need for abiding by the by-laws of cooperative societies to transform it into a mass movement. K.V.S. Kumar, Regional Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies, spoke.

  • The presidents urged to help farmers get government loans

  • ‘Handicrafts should be promoted in rural areas’