Amendment sought for Co-op Societies Act

 Rules stipulate that candidates contesting election to Milk Producers’ Cooperatives must have supplied milk to the society at least for a period of 180 days. An extension of this rule to voters goes a long way in entry of people with ‘political motivation’ into the milk cooperatives. “The real milk producer has lost his existence as all those who become members by paying up Rs 100 can become voters,” he observed while speaking at inaugural of a milk cooperative in Holur village of the taluk on Saturday.

Assistant Commissioner M S Archana said that the district though faces acute water scarcity, is rich in milk production. She attributed the phenomena to the hard work of the farmers.

She called upon farmers to stay away from politics and join hands for strengthening their organisation.

Director of the Milk Federation, Annihalli R Krishnappa disclosed that as many as 237 milk producers’ cooperatives has been set up in the last 15 years and it had been proposed to establish 20 more in the coming days.

PLD Bank president Byatappa, Cooperative Union director Urigili Rudraswamy, Pragati Gramin Bank manager Narayanaswamy  and others were present on the occasion.

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