Imphal, January 25, 2018(DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen today felicitated Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj, Government of India, on his August visit to the state, at the campus of the Institute of Cooperative Management (ICM), Cooperative Complex, Lamphelpat.
Addressing the gatherings as the Chief Guest, Union Minister of State, Shri Parshottam Rupala expressed that there is a huge scope for developing cooperative sector in Manipur. Citing the Gujarat pattern of dairy farming where Diary production are successful through cooperatives, he believed that Manipur too can improve cooperatives through various sectors like diary, fisheries, livestock, horticulture, handloom and handicrafts, to name some. He assured that all the possible factors to strengthen the cooperative sector will be discussed with the state government and seek all required assistance from the central government to make the state progress in all fields through cooperatives.
While delivering a Presidential speech, Cooperation Minister Nemcha hails Shri Parshottam Rupala for his auspicious visit to the state despite his busy schedule. The major break-through in cooperative sector in Manipur since BJP led government came into power has been possible with the strong support of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and also with the active support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare which is taking care of the Cooperation Department.
Nemcha continued and expressed gratitude to the Ministry for giving sanction to implement six ICDP projects under NCDC and that the remaining 10 Districts will also be covered under the ICDP project. The Cooperative movement in Manipur is now at a strategic point and as such various schemes for capacity building, technology up-gradation and infrastructure development will also be taken up. She believed that with the successful implementation of ICDP in all the 16 Districts of Manipur, the status of cooperative movement in Manipur will be strengthened enough to help the cooperative members in their socio economic development.
Minister Nemcha further draws the attention of the visiting Minister of State for the development of cooperative sector in the state so as to empower people at the grass root level for self-employment as well as community development through cooperatives.
President, Manipur State Cooperative Union, Shri L. Tompishak Singh, Secretary, Cooperation, Shri M. Joy Singh, Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Shri H. Rupachandra Singh graced the occasion as Guests of Honour, Director, ICM, Dr. N. Ranjana Devi, officials, staffs and students of the Institute also attended the function.