As part of the Week long celebrations of 68th All India Cooperative Week that commenced from 14th November, a grand and impressive District Level function was today held at Kulgam.The function was organized by the Cooperative Department Kulgam.Programme was presided over by District Development Council (DDC) Anantnag, Chairperson, M Afzal Parrey and Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din- Bhat.Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairperson highlighted the historical background of Cooperative Societies and added that the Cooperative sector has a huge potential to generate employment for unemployed youth of the district.The Deputy Commissioner in his speech shared the examples of successful and revolutionary Cooperative Societies and added that the need of the hour is to focus on the need to highlight successful initiatives in the cooperative sector among the masses to attract new talent into this sphere.
He also added that Cooperative Societies have benefited the farmers to fetch right prices to their produce.The Deputy Commissioner also assured all possible support and assistance to Cooperative Societies to make them successful and meaningful.At the outset, the Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies Kulgam, Abdul Salam Dar highlighted the achievements of the Cooperative Societies and informed the gathering regarding the functioning of Cooperative institutions in the district.He informed that district Kulgam has recorded a business turnover of Rs 8.87 Cr. during the FY-2020-21 and from April 2021 to till date a business of Rs. 7.35 Cr. has been recorded.He added that the working of Cooperative Superbazar Kulgam has been computerized and is also registered on the GeM portal.He also said that during COVID-19 pandemic Cooperative Department in the district distributed free food kits among poor and needy families.