The Dakshina Kannada Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd released two new products-Nandini cashew barfi and Nandini 5 litre ghee jar- on the occasion of the 60th All India Cooperation Week celebrations in Manglore.
Minister for forest, ecology and environment and Dakshina Kannada district in-charge B Ramanth Rai said the development of nation is possible through cooperative societies. “Majority of farmers in the nation still do not have access to banking. The sound economy that we see in rural areas in the country is the outcome of efforts made by cooperatives societies,” the minister said.
“More than 30 per cent of farmers have no direct access to several government scheme benefits. This will have adverse affect on farming in the country,” he said.
He also asked the union to focus more on value-added products and thereby earn more profit.
South Canara District Central Cooperative Bank president MN Rajendra Kumar, Mangalore City South MLA JR Lobo and Mangalore MP Nalin Kumar Kateel were the guests.