Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar launches NCDC’s YouTube channel

New Delhi, August 5

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday launched the National Cooperative Development Corporation’s YouTube channel, ‘Sahakar Cooptube NCDC India’, to encourage farmers and the youth to take advantage of cooperatives.

He additionally launched movies on formation and registration of cooperatives for 18 states in Hindi and regional languages. The movies shall be aired on the brand new channel.

“Cooperatives are part of our culture. Through this channel, our effort should be to facilitate involvement of the youth in the cooperative movement,” Tomar stated after the launch.

Formation of latest cooperatives is a prerequisite for bringing new life and dedication within the realm of the cooperative motion, he stated.

The steering movies in numerous languages protecting 18 states would additionally strengthen and deepen the foremost initiatives of our authorities to advertise and type 10,000 farmer-producer organisations (FPOs), he stated in an announcement.

Stating that NCDC has a serious function within the formation of FPOs within the cooperative mode, he stated extra states shall be added to the gathering of steering movies on Sahakar Cooptube NCDC India channel on YouTube in the end of time.

Further, the minister stated NCDC as an apex-level statutory establishment beneath the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has achieved great success with a cumulative monetary help to cooperatives to the tune of Rs 1,54,000 crore.

Beginning with a disbursement of Rs 2.36 crore in 1963, NCDC disbursed round Rs 28,000 crore throughout 2019-20, he stated.

According to the federal government, cooperatives in India have come a good distance and have confirmed their success in bettering the situation of farmers and financial growth.

Largely as associations of small and marginal farmers and the agricultural poor, the cooperatives have acquired an enormous community of over 8.50 lakh organisations and 290 million members. Cooperatives lend help to farmers in minimising dangers within the agriculture and allied sector and act as a protect towards exploitation, it added. PTI

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