The state has 26,754 registered cooperative societies under 15 departments with 2.4 lakh members.
As many as 750 members attended the meeting, a record stretching back 30 years, JHCHBS president B Ravindranath said in a statement.
While assuring geo-tagging of all looms and 2BHK houses for eligible weavers, he demanded that the State government should immediately conduct elections for handloom weavers’ cooperative societies.
The Civil Supplies department, sources said, had issued tokens to nearly 45,381 farmers of the district for procurement of 11.73 lakh quintal paddy during kharif 2021-2022.
At least 19 deputy registrars of co-operative societies and 58 assistant registrars of co-operative societies (ARCS) have been assigned to manage the election.
Initial target is to procure 10.96 lakh quintal paddy in the district as against 23.07 lakh quintal in the previous season.
The target for quantum of loan to be disbursed and the number of farmers to be covered under kharif finance will be fixed PACS and village wise to ensure extensive coverage.
The Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies at the grass-root level having direct contact with farmer members are yet to be computerised.
Co-op group housing societies, others told to conduct up-to-date audit: Registrar Cooperative Societies
According to an order issued by the Registrar Cooperative Societies, a meeting of RCS with auditors was held on March 11, and various issues were discussed.
Millers are playing to the tunes of the CSOs who decide the quantum of paddy to be allocated for custom milling
Alleging that callous attitude of the administration has led to the situation, the protestors are now demanding re-issuance of tokens else they will be compelled to opt for distress sale.