Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who became the first Cooperation Minister of the country after the inception of the Ministry of Cooperation in July earlier this year, will address the nation’s first major cooperatives conference in the national capital on Saturday.
“India’s first cooperative conference is being organized by India’s leading cooperative organization IFFCO, National Cooperative Federation of India, Amul, Sahakar Bharti, NAFED, KRIBHCO, and all cooperatives together,” said the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) in a statement.
This conference will also play an important role in strengthening Indian cooperatives on the global stage. It will also work towards realizing the aim of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji’s ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’,” the statement further added.
The conference, scheduled to be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, will be attended by the Minister of State (MoS) for Cooperation, BL Verma, and the President of the International Cooperative Alliance (Global), Dr Ariel Guarco and will reportedly see the presence of over 2,000 members from different cooperatives under PM Modi’s vision of ‘Sahakar se Samriddhi’.
“This is the first big event (where) the minister will address the cooperatives and will share the government’s vision and outline the roadmap for the development of this sector in the country,” the ministry’s spokesperson told reporters.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the programme will be telecast live from 11 am onwards on the social media platforms of Indian Farmers Fertilisers Cooperatives (IFFCO), National Cooperative Federation of India, Amul, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED), Krishak Bharati Cooperative (KRIBHCO) and other cooperatives and is expected to be viewed virtually by over 8 crore people across the country and abroad.