Registrar cautions non-functioning societies

BPR, 28th Sep: Asserting that non-functioning cooperative societies are affecting the opportunities of several active societies in the state, registrar of cooperative societies Robert Singh Kshetrimayum has said that registrations for non-functioning societies would be cancelled so that the sincere ones could be provided the much needed assistance to flourish.
He was speaking as chief guest at a one-day district level seminar on ‘Empowering of women through cooperatives’ organised by Manipur State Cooperative Union under the sponsorship of National Cooperative Union of India, New Delhi at Public Theatre Hall, Nambol in Bishnupur district on Saturday.
Manipur State Cooperative Union president L Tompishak presided over the function which was also attended by union vice-president (valley) Jeena Potshangbam, vice-president (hills) Jangkhongam Haokip, deputy registrar (administration) O Jiten and district cooperative officer Bishnupur M Sheitabala as guests of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Robert Kshetrimayum stressed the importance of cooperative movement in the state especially among the women in the field of handloom and handicraft. He further said that there are provisions to provide financial assistances to functional societies under NCDC and the first phase will cover six districts.
The technical session was moderated by Jeena Potshanbam, who is also chairperson of NCUI-PCC Manipur. Deputy registrar (administration) O Jiten spoke on ‘empowering of women through cooperatives’ while NCUI WCEP Imphal West project officer B Jayshree on ‘empowering women through Self-Help Groups’ as resource persons.

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