February 2022 \ News \ BUSINESS NEWS
ICA-AP and NCDC join hands

NEW DELHI: The International Co-operative Alliance Asia-Pacific (ICA-AP) President Dr Chandra Pal Singh Yadav and the National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) President Dileep Sanghani on January 18 jointly released a policy recommendation handbook on Sahakar Pragya Good Practices for Cooperatives based on a ‘Brain Storming Session on International Good Practices Platform for Cooperatives’ conducted earlier by Laxmanrao Inamdar of the National Academy for Cooperative Research and Development (LINAC) of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). It is expected to help cooperatives in India and abroad to innovate and adopt best models not only to stay competitive, but also distinguish themselves as successful commercial entities. MD NCDC Sundeep Nayak and National President Sahakar Bharati D N Thakur were also present in the function held at NCDC headquarters.

Speaking on the occasion, Yadav pointed out that “The cooperatives have inherent advantages in tackling the problems of poverty alleviation, food security, and employment generation—a path to self-reliance. This has also been reflected during the Covid-19 times.

“I am certain, that this handbook will be a beacon of light for many cooperatives looking to contribute to Atma Nirbhar Bharat, that is a self-reliant India.”

A compendium of guidelines, resources, methodologies, key learning, case studies of the best performing cooperatives in India and abroad and the outcome and impact, the handbook would serve as an action plan that can, help these entities to achieve the goal of self-reliance.

Dileep Sanghani said, “It is heartening to note that, taking a cue from Hon’ble Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah, NCDC-LINAC and International Co-Operative Alliance Asia And Pacific (ICA AP) have come together to set up a platform to share their wide experience and ideas for transmitting Indian good practices of cooperatives abroad and vice versa.”