RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat inaugurates 4th National Conference of Sahakar Bharati in Bangalore

published on January 18, 2013

The 2-day Annual National conference of Sahakar Bharati, one of India’s premier social organizations in cooperative sector, was inaugurated in Bangalore by Shri Mohan Ji Bhagwat, Sarasanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Over 800 Mahila delegates are also attending the Conference. More than 1000 delegates from various Co-operatives of Karnataka are participating in the conference.

The main dais was named as “Laxmanrao Inamdar Vedika” after  Laxmanrao Inamdar who is the pioneer of the Sahakar Bharati movement. The theme of the conference was “Bina Sahakaar, Nahi Uddhar’ and ‘Co-operatives for National Renaissance’

Shri.Satish Marathe, President of Sahakar Bahrati spoke during the inaugural session. He said that this was the first National conference of Sahakar Bharati in Southern India. He opined that co-operatives should get operational freedom and level-playing field and they should work towards improving their economies. He said that they are also focusing on production on milk and reducing costs and make it affordable. He said affordable housing was the need of the hour. Housing sector financing is insufficient and ineffective. Financial inclusion not a reality yet for millions of Indians he said. He said that only 1700 urban banks are present, which is insufficient for our country. RBI has to alter its policy for creating new banks. He said we need to focus on depository insurance for Co-ops. Number of SHGs, joint-liability groups has to be increased in the country. He said, for financial inclusion of the populace, co-operative movement is the best. He stressed on the need for a center for co-operative research. He stated that everyone should oppose the Direct Tax Code (DTC) vehemently. Local skills and local economy will be obliterated if DTC comes into force he said.

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