By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 7 Dec: A review meeting of the State Integrated Cooperatives Development Project was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Secretary, Cooperatives, Animal Husbandry, Milk and Fisheries, Dr BVRC Purushottam shared the details and achievements of the State Integrated Cooperatives Development Project with the Chief Minister. Dr Purushottam said that the Project has been conceptualised for the all-round development of the state’s cooperatives in Uttarakhand, halt migration from rural areas, employment generation in rural areas and improvement in the standard of living of farmers. The fisheries, animal husbandry and milk sectors are continuously working in this direction. At present, production of crops under joint cooperative farming is implemented through cooperatives under the project.
The Chief Minister appreciated the work and achievements going and issued important guidelines to the officials. He said that Uttarakhand has to be made a self-sufficient state. It should be the endeavour that all the fruits, vegetables and other products consumed in the state should be grown by the farmers of Uttarakhand so that their income can be doubled.
Cooperatives Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat said that a review meeting of the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project should be held every six months so that the work being done can be scrutinised.
Animal Husbandry Minister Saurabh Bahuguna affirmed that all the departments need to work in coordination and harmony so that the plans of the project can be implemented on the ground and the state of Uttarakhand can be taken towards a golden future.
Finance Minister Premchandra Agarwal, Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Secretary to Chief Minister and Finance Dr R Meenakshi Sundaram, Project Nodal Officer AD Shukla, Project Director Dr Avinash Anand, Alpana Haldia and other officials of the project were present at the review meeting.