Cooperatives should be free from politics, says MLC

Cooperatives should be free from politics, says MLC

Achievers in the cooperative sector were felicitated with Sahakari Ratna and Shrestha Sahakari awards during the 65th All India Cooperative Week programme in Madikeri on Tuesday.

The cooperative sector should be free from politics. If politics enters into the cooperative sector, it will have a negative impact on its progress, said MLC M P Sunil Subramani.

He was speaking during a programme on ‘Skill Development through Cooperative Organisations’ as a part of the 65th All India Cooperative Week at Hotel Mayura Valley Auditorium in Madikeri on Tuesday.

The district has marked an achievement in the cooperative sector. The cooperative banks have been contributing towards the progress of farmers in the district, he added.

District Cooperative Union President A K Manu Muttappa said that the cooperative sector has been growing in the district.

He said that farmers have been involved in the cooperative sector since the days before independence. He called upon the youth to take part in the activities in the sector.

Cooperative union former president M P Muttappa opined that only selfless service and honesty can help in developing the cooperative sector.

District Central Cooperative Bank Director K P Ganapathy said that the cooperative organisations have a history of 114 years.

Kodagu district holds the first position in the state in cooperative activities, he said and requested the government to provide a uniform software for all cooperative organisations in the state. 

Kodagu District Cooperative Bank Chairman B D Manjunath also spoke on the occasion.

Muddanda B Devaiah was conferred with ‘Sahakara Ratna’ award on the occasion. Karnanda M Somaiah, Boppera C Kaveriappa, M N Kumarappa and Usha Tejaswi were conferred ‘Shrestha Sahakari Prashasti’.

Zilla Panchayat Vice President Lokeshwari Gopal and District Cooperative Union Vice President P C Acchaiah were present among others at the programme.