17th Indian Cooperative Congress

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17th-Indian-Cooperative-CongressPrime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 17th Indian Cooperative Congress (ICC) on the 1st July at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • The National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) is organizing the two-day event with the theme "Amrit Kaal: Prosperity through Cooperation for a Vibrant India."

  • The Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Amit Shah, will chair the congress.

  • The Indian Cooperative Congress aims to discuss various trends in the cooperative movement, showcase best practices adopted by successful cooperatives, and deliberate on the challenges faced by the cooperative world.

  • An exhibition will also be held during the congress, showcasing various products of Self-Help Groups and NCUI Cooperative Education Field Projects under the banner of NCUI HAAT.

  • The event is expected to connect approximately five crore members live during the congress.

About National Cooperative Union of India

  • It is the apex organization representing the entire cooperative movement in India.

  • It was established in 1929 as the All India Cooperative Institutes Association.

  • Through the merger of the Indian Provincial Cooperative Banks' Association with the All India Cooperative Institutes Association, it was reorganized as the Indian Cooperative Union. 

  • In 1961, it took on its current name as the National Cooperative Union of India.

  • Since its inception, the NCUI has been at the forefront of the cooperative movement in India, acting as a torchbearer.

  • The NCUI plays a vital role in promoting and supporting cooperative initiatives throughout the country.

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