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LGRD Minister for developing sustainable cooperatives in country
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday called for developing sustainable cooperatives as it is a powerful strategy for achieving socio-economic development of the country.
“Considering the importance of the present capitalist economy, cooperative entrepreneurs will have to be created for the economic development of the country and specific work plan is needed in this regard,” said the Minister.
The Minister came up with the call while addressing an award distribution programme marking the 46th National Cooperatives Day at the city’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium.
Rural Development and Cooperatives Division (RDCD) and Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives organised the programme with RDCD Acting Secretary Mafruha Sultana in the chair.
The Minister mentioned that the government has taken various initiatives to develop the dairy farms and meet the demand meat and milk in the country through cooperatives.
State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Moshiur Rahman Ranga said cooperatives members can play big role in creating public opinion against militancy and terrorist activists in the country.
He said at present, there are 1.75 lakh registered cooperative organizations in the country with 1,06,90,782 members.
Bangladesh National Cooperative Union President said Sheikh Nadir Hossain Lipu said there is no alternative to productive cooperatives for the development of the country.
He also said more focus should be given to the cooperative sector for making the economy stronger.
National Cooperative Award 2015 was given in 10 categories to various cooperatives organisations and 3 persons from different districts of the country for their contributions to the sector.