Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah expressed confidence in cooperative sector’s potential, especially when combined with modern technology to adapt to changing times.
“The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to take many new steps in the cooperative sector in the coming days. If we take forward the activities of cooperatives by combining them with modern technology in tune with the changing times, then there is no better way to develop the economy along with employment generation in a country like India. Do not assume that the cooperative has become irrelevant, rather the future of the cooperative is going to be brighter,” Shah said while delivering his address at the prestigious Laxmanrao Inamdar Memorial lecture, organized by Mumbai University and Sahakar Bharati.
He said that by establishing a chair in the name of Laxmanrao Inamdar ji, Mumbai University has laid the foundation to perpetuate his ideas through students, for generations to come. Governor of Maharashtra, Ramesh Bais and Chief Minister, Eknath Shinde, were present on the occasion.
Shah added that from 2014 to 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided bank accounts, houses, drinking water, electricity, gas connections, toilets and health benefits to those 60 crore people, but they do not have their own capital. Only through cooperation can these 60 crore people be linked with the development of the country.