Ministry makes a mockery of 97th Amendment

The Federal Cooperation Department in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is making a mockery of the much touted 97th Constitutional Amendment which, among other things, guarantees the right of forming cooperative as the Citizens’ Fundamental Right. In the last six months the total output of the Department has been to give multi-state status […]

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10th Asia Pacific Co-op Ministers’ Conference

By Balu Aiyer The Asia-Pacific Cooperative Ministers’ Conference (APCMC) established in 1990 by the International Cooperative Alliance Asia Pacific (ICA-AP), is a quadrennial event organized to provide a platform for cooperatives and governments to discuss current and emerging issues and set a common agenda towards the establishment of new forms of co-operation between governments and […]

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IFFCO MD writes to stake-holders

On the occasion of the release of Company’s Financial Report Card IFFCO MD Dr U S Awathi penned a letter to all the stake-holders. In  this he touches upon several issues-from quantum of  production to changing economic scenario to challenges of technology. We reproduce the same verbatim-Editor Excerpts Dear Friends, 50 years ago IFFCO was […]

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Increasing co-op impact by 2030

By Anca Voinea Over the next decade the number of co-op start-ups will double and membership will increase by 15%, according to the draft outline of a National Co-operative Development Strategy. The final stage of the year-long strategy was launched by Dame Pauline Green, former president of the International Co-operative Alliance, who chaired a panel […]

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