Nemcha Kipgen attends 1st India International Cooperatives Trade Fair 2019


New Delhi, Oct 11: Minister of Social Welfare and Cooperation Nemcha Kipgen graced the inaugural ceremony of the 1st India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF), 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today.
Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Narendra Singh Tomar graced the occasion as chief guest.
Briefing the media, Nemcha Kipgen highlighted on how the cooperative sector in Manipur have significantly revived under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose vision is 'inclusive development for all through effective cooperative.' The Government have come up with various new schemes to energise the cooperative sector in the State. At present, there are 10, 916 cooperative societies in Manipur having 8,06,105 members, she said.
Though Manipur belongs to least developed States in cooperative movement, some of the cooperatives categories like handloom & handicraft, transport, dairy, agriculture, horticulture, thrift and credit, fisheries, piggery, poultry, amongst other are working at the best level, said Nemcha.
She also said that maximum efforts to implement all important schemes of the Government for the benefit of the people of the State are being taken up so that there are visible impacts in society.
During the inaugural ceremony of IICTF, Yuva Sahakar, Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme 2019 was also launched. This scheme is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on programmes like Start-up India and Stand-up India that aim at young entrepreneurs with new and innovative ideas. Nemcha Kipgen hoped that the scheme will help solve the problem of unemployment.
The Renu Handloom Cooperative Society, Mantripukhri of Imphal East District is the only cooperative society from Manipur representing the State. 120 Indian cooperatives and 20 organizations from Centre / States / UTs and 35 countries are participating in the trade fair.
The function was also attended by Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, Ministers of Cooperation from all participating States.
Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Government of Manipur, Ksh Robert Singh and officers of Cooperation Department represented the State.