Cooperation Ministry signs MoU to enable Primary Agricultural Credit Societies
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on February 2 to enable Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) and provide services by Common Service Centers (CSC).
An overview of the news
The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Cooperation, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, NABARD and CSC e-Governance Services India Limited in New Delhi.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Minister for Home Affairs and Cooperation, Amit Shah and Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnav.
This will help in taking forward the concept of Common Service Centers easily to the smallest unit of the country.
This agreement will enhance the business activities of PACS and help them to become a self-sustaining economic entity.
Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS)
These are grassroots level cooperative credit institutions that provide short-term and medium-term agricultural loans to farmers for various agricultural and agricultural activities.
It works at the gram Panchayat and village level.
The first Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS) was set up in 1904.
PACS are registered under the Co-operative Societies Act and regulated by RBI.
Objectives of PACS
Raise capital for the purpose of making loans
Supporting members' essential activities
Collect deposits from members with the goal of improving their savings habit
Arrange for the supply and development of improved breeds of livestock to the members
Supply agricultural inputs and services to members at reasonable prices
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