Imphal: Manipur Minister for Cooperation, Nemcha Kipgen said Manipur has over 12,000 Cooperative Societies and there is a need to strengthen the cooperative sector.
Addressing a function at Imphal Peace Museum, Bishnupur district, Nemcha said that the State Government continues to try to improve the Cooperative scenario of the State. Proposals have already been submitted for the Scheme of Integrated Cooperative Development Project (I.C.D.P.) to the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), she said.
The I.C.D.P. scheme was introduced for the development of the district through Cooperative efforts in the area of agriculture and allied sectors like Fishery, Poultry, Handloom, Rural Industries, Livestock, Consumers, etc.
She urged all the cooperative societies in the state to work with sheer dedication and sincerity for the successful implementation of the schemes.
Nemcha further appealed to all to join hands to make Manipur, a model Cooperative State with an objective to improve the economy of the State through cooperative sectors.