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Agricultural cooperative societies across country will be computerized: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Dec 8: The government on Wednesday said a scheme is being formulated for computerization of agricultural cooperative societies in the country.

Cooperation Minister Amit Shah informed Parliament that 44 multi-state credit cooperative societies across nine states are being shut down following complaints about non-repayment of funds.

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, he said that the computerization of the primary agricultural cooperative societies will be undertaken after consultations with various stakeholders.

In case of delinquent societies, he said that actions for winding up are being taken under Section 88 of the Multi State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002.

Such societies include the Adarsh Credit Cooperative Society in Gujarat, Silver Finance and Credit Cooperative Society in Chandigarh and Rainbow Multi-State Credit Cooperative Society in Jharkhand.

Ten of the such societies are from Odisha, while nine are from Maharashtra, eight from Rajasthan, seven from Delhi, four from Uttar Pradesh and three are from West Bengal.

The government in July had announced the creation of a new Ministry of Cooperation in revitalize the cooperative movement in the country. Shah has already said that a broad-based policy is being formulated to fulfill the objectives of the newly created ministry.