'Safeguard farmers' interests'

Co-operative societies should try to solve problems in rural areas

celebrating co-operation: President of the Kolar-Chikkaballapur Milk Producers Co-operative Union Jayasimha Krishnappa inaugurating the ‘Co-operative Week’ in Kolar on Saturday. K L Narasimhamurthy, Holali Prakash, M Govindagowda, Shashidhar Ele and S R Rudraswamy are seen. dh Photo

He was speaking after setting into motion the ‘56th All India Co-operative Week’ organised on the outskirts of the City at the Komul auditorium on Saturday.

Jayasimha Krishnappa said, Co-operative societies should set an example for the others by being committed and devoted for the welfare of the society. But unfortunately, this was not happening in some of the societies.

Such societies should realise these drawbacks and should try to overcome them. It was not possible for the societies to function without thinking about the welfare of the farmers. Hence, every programme should aim at including the farmers at every level, he explained.

He said, everyday, the Komul was supplying 7.5 lakh litres of excellent quality milk and was even exporting it to the foreign countries.

The fact that Komul was functioning on the lines of co-operative principles was the main reason for its success. Progress could not be achieved without co-operation, the  president added.

State-wide auditing

Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director of the District Central Co-operative Bank Shashidhar Ele said, state-wide auditing work was going on, in the backdrop of the Government’s order to compulsorily conduct auditing of the co-operative banks and societies.

If regular auditing was taking place in the co-operative societies and in the district central co-operative banks, then the flow of money would increase. Through this, the possibilities of the revival of the societies and the banks would definitely increase, Shashidhar Ele expressed his confidence.

Since the co-operative societies are supposed to function autonomously, those who would wield the reins of administration should remember to function according to the principles of co-operation, Shashidhar Ele suggested.

Presiding over the function, President of the Co-operative Union M Govindagowda said, there was a genuine need to work for the welfare of the farmers in the district.
‘Serve honestly’

All those involved in the co-operative field should render their services with sincerity and honesty for the benefit of the society, expressed M Govindagowda.

All the persons present at the function, remembered the services of Ksheerabandhu M V Krishnappa’s services in the field of co-operation. Director of the Co-operative Union Holali Prakash and S R Rudraswamy also spoke on the occasion.

Managing Director of Komul K L Gajendran, Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies K L Narasimhamurthy, Assistant Registrar B P Linganna and Narayanswamy of PLD Bank were present on the dais. Dr N Krishna Reddy welcomed the guests.

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