NATIONAL

69 per cent hike in aid for cooperative projects

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) has released Rs. 1,060-crores in 2004-05 for various cooperative projects, against Rs. 626.62 crores the previous year, registering an increase of 69 per cent.The major areas covered include agro-processing, marketing of farm produce, distribution of agricultural inputs, integrated cooperative development projects and weaker section programmes like fishery, poultry, and handlooms.

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