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Second State Cooperative Development Committee (SCDC) was held

Bhubaneswar: 20/2/24:The second State Cooperative Development Committee (SCDC) was held today under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Odisha Pradeep Kumar Jena in the Second Floor Conference Hall of Lok Seva Bhawan.

The Principal Secretary to Government, Agriculture & FE Department, Principal Secretary to Government, FARD Department, Principal Secretary to Government, RD,I&PR Department, Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, Cooperation Department, Registrar, Cooperative Societies (Odisha), Chairman, OSWC, MD, OMFED, Director, Horticulture and representatives of NABARD, OSCB, CWC, and other officials of different Departments attended the meeting.

The Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, Cooperation Department Rajesh P. Patil made a detailed presentation before the State level Committee formed with an aim to develop Cooperatives and Cooperative Movement in the State. Discussion was held to diversify the activities of the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) with specific focus on agriculture related business activities. The Chief Secretary Sri Jena advised all the Departments having Cooperatives to strengthen these institutions for delivering better services to its members and the Society in line with the cooperative values.

Jena also advised to ensure regular and up to date audit of the Fishery and Diary Cooperatives. Principal Secretary, A&FE, Dr. Arabinda Kumar Padhee, in appreciating the efforts of Cooperative Banks in extension of Agri Credit emphasised on supply of Fertiliser and Seeds through “B” component under the KCC finance. The computerisation of all the PACS and seamless operation of the Cooperative Banks in CBS platform was also discussed in detail in the meeting.

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