The National Centre for Cooperative Education (NCCE) of NCUI has recently organised a 3 day Leadership Development Programme for Chairpersons and Directors of Women Cooperatives of India at New Delhi for up-gradation of their managerial and entrepreneurship skills.
The participants also received training about preparation and planning methods to establish micro-enterprise on cooperatives basis to involve more and more women and youth of rural areas for their remunerative and regular income based on agriculture.
In his inaugural speech, by Dr. V. K. Dubey, Director, NCCE said, women Cooperatives are playing a positive role in increasing the income of women by undertaking different activities especially in the cooperative sector.
Dubey also called for the opening of agro-based small processing units by women in rural area so that farmers’ income can be doubled up to 2022. He suggested the knowledge gained by the participants could be utilised in their work places.
The participants had a positive view of the training programme and shared their experiences. Coordinating the event, Smt. Veena Sachdeva, Asstt. Director, suggested more such programmes should be organised for women cooperatives so that their skill could be used as tool of income and employment generation.
The participants were provided with information about project planning, GST and the NCDC Schemes and Strategy for Cooperative Development, Common Loan Application & Requirements for NCDC Assistance, Integrated Approach for Cooperative Development and Attributes of Successful Cooperatives.
All the participants were impressed by their study visits to some successful cooperatives, claimed a NCCE press release.