Consultation on autonomy and independence of cooperatives in India

This multi-stakeholder consultation was hosted at IRMA collaborating at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), in collaboration with International Cooperative Alliance Asia Pacific (ICA), and Andhra Pradesh Mahila Abhivruddhi Society (APMAS) on 3rd September 2021 as part of the events commemorating Dr. Kurien's birth centenary.

The participants discussed prospects for the cooperative sector, considering the current political economy. The consultation has been followed by bringing out an Anand declaration, containing a brief set of actionable policy recommendations based on the comments and suggestions of the veteran cooperators at the consultation.

Umakant Dash
Umakant Dash

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Arrangements

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Read this blog to get an idea of the key highlights from the workshop

Agenda for the workshop

Welcome address

Umakant Dash, Director, IRMA; Shambu Prasad, Professor, IRMA; Balu Iyer,Director, ICA-AP; C S Reddy, CEO, APMAS

Keynote address

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Dilip Sanghani

President, NCUI

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Rakesh Kapur

Joint Managing Director, IFFCO

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Suresh Prabhu

Founder, Cooperative Development Forum

Panel on Legal and constitutional reforms in the cooperative sector

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Meenesh shah

Chairman, NDDB

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Thomas Isaac

Economist

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Jayaprakash Narayan

President, Loksatta Party

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Rama Reddy

President, Cooperative Development Foundation

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T. Nandakumar

Former secretary, department of Agriculture

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Mangaljit Rai

Chairman, NCDFI

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Ravinder Rao

Chairman, NAFSCOB

Experiences of organizations promoting member-owned institutions

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Santanu Mohanty

Independent consultant

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Mirai Chatterjee

Chairperson, SEWA Coop federation

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C S Reddy

CEO, APMAS

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V. Vivekanandan

Director, Fish Marc

Closing Address

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Tushaar Shah

Professor Emeritus, IRMA