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Cooperatives is a state subject as per the Constitution. The new ministry’s mandate could not have been described in more vague terms than given in the Union government order
It envisages to create, both in rural and urban areas, a strong and devoted cadre of selfless cooperators and a chain of cooperatives that would spread the knowledge of the cooperative movement.
The Centre's newly-formed ministry is about multi-state cooperative institutions, the former Union minister said.