Keeping pace with the rest of India apex body of fishermen in the country Fishcopfed is all set to go digital, announced its T.Prasad Dora, chairman of the co-op federation. Demonetization has had no adverse impact our business and we are on the growth path, Dora added in same breath.
“In the next board meeting we will pass a resolution on going cashless in our area of operations and install PoS machine at our outlets”, said Dora to this correspondent at the cooperative’s headquarters in Sarita Vihar, New Delhi.
”We will also organize several training camps for the fishermen of the country to educate them how to go cashless but the GOI should increase grant-in-aid for a successful running of these seminars,” Dora said.
Readers would recall that IFFCO, KRIBHCO, and several cooperative banks organized scores of seminars to educate farmers and people how to go cashless and encouraged them to buy seeds and fertilizers through digital mode of payment.
Talking about the future plans, Fishcopfed MD B.K.Mishra who sat by the side of the Chairman said ”we plan to open more than 12 offices by 2020 but without the government support we are not able to do so. He demanded that the government subsidy should be transferred through Fishcopfed.
Meanwhile, the issue of Service Tax which has been pending before the government for many years should be settled soon, hoped Mishra. Recently there was a meeting held in Agriculture Ministry on the issue as reported in these columns earlier.
Fishcopfed MD gave details of activities undertaken by the cooperative body such as Marketing of CIFAX, dry fish, ornamental fish, mobile vans, setting up training institutes and many other things.