For example, if we talk about the expansion of cooperatives, there are 1 lakh 94 thousand 195 cooperative dairy societies in the country and 330 cooperative sugar mills. are being operated. Co-operative societies have played a major role in shedding the winds of white revolution in the country, the vivid examples of which are undertakings like Amul and Lijjat Papad, which have now become brands. Societies associated with cooperatives do 35 percent of the sugar produced in the country. Cooperatives have also contributed a lot in taking banking and finance to the village level. According to the 2019-20 report of NABARD, State Cooperative Banks distributed loans of 1 lakh 48 thousand 625 crores to industries related to agriculture sector.
Despite the scope of achievements being so large, legally and administratively, a lot has been left out, which is going to be organized in the country by bringing it under the purview of one ministry. Talking about expansion of cooperatives and cooperatives, it is directly related to about 2 dozen ministries. And the co-ordinator of these 2 dozen ministries will be the Ministry of Cooperation, which will take the responsibility of strengthening the economic and social side of cooperative societies spread across the country.
It is a matter of secret that every side benefits from the Ministry of Cooperatives. Politically and administratively, the scope of Union Home Minister Amit Shah has become very big. Although the responsibility of the Ministry of Home Affairs is also very big, but now along with security and coordination, the responsibility of strengthening the financial side of the large population of the country has also come in the hands of Amit Shah and also to strengthen the government’s connect with the people. .