Under the Minister of Co-operation, the department is headed by the Registrar of Co-operative Societies who looks after the administrative matters relating to 11690 Co-operative Societies. The affairs of the following categories of Co-operatives are administered by the Head of Department noted against each to whom the powers of Registrar of Co-operative Societies have been delegated by Government.
The Co-operative sector has been playing a distinct and significant role in the process of socio-economic development of the state with special focus on rural population and livelihood. Through sustained efforts, co-operatives have made impressive progress in various segments of Indian economy particularly in agriculture credit disbursement, fertilizer distribution, procurement and distribution of agricultural commodities, promotion of consumer activities, health, dairy, fisheries, handloom, coir etc. Attempts were made to develop the movement as a self reliant one by augmenting the resources through mobilization of savings in urban and rural areas.
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