Bhubaneswar: Agriculture and allied activities are the only medium to create more jobs, said Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo while attending the 66th All India Cooperative Week-2019 organised by Odisha Fisheries Cooperative Corporation Limited (FISHFED) and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI).
Inaugurating the event, Sahoo said that with growth in population there is limited availability of resources and increase in food demand. In view of this, our scientists should focus on increase in production through innovation at par with countries such as China, Vietnam and Taiwan.
The Minister also asked the employees of FISHFED to work in accordance with the 5T charter, as directed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Like every year, the All India Cooperative Week commenced on November 14 and will continue till November 20. It is being attended by members of various Cooperative Organisations, Board of Director, Employees, Cooperative Leaders and other stake holders from across the country.
As per NCUI President Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, the aim of the Cooperative Week is to provide an opportunity to cooperatives to highlight their achievements and chalk out an action plan which can provide a direction to growth of the cooperative movement.
“This year National Cooperative Union of India is organizing 66th All India Cooperative Week with the theme “Role of Cooperatives in New India”. New India lays emphasis on India free from poverty, casteism, terrorism, communalism, un-cleanliness, etc.,” he stated.