Maharashtra to set up 3,500 co-ops by year end

Under the Atal Sahakari Abhiyan, Maharashtra has a target to create 3,500 cooperative societies, focused on small-scale business, by the end of the year and is also organizing seminars at the grassroots level to educate party worker, reports HT.

The ruling BJP has called upon its workers across the state to involve themselves in the agricultural and allied activities.

The cooperative minister of Maharashtra has criticised the previous Congress-NCP government for cynically misusing the cooperative sector for their narrow political interests.

BJP is eyeing the Maharashtra’s cooperative sector with a view to denying Congress and NCP the political advantage of a vast network of agricultural and dairy processing units funded by the state government, says Hindustan Times.