CAMPCO grown into a big organization in 50 years : Amit Shah

10:08 PM, Monday, February 13th, 2023


Puttur : CAMPCO has completed 50 years and the completion of 50 years by an organization certifies that the organisation has served the farmers and its members with best of its capability said, Union Home Minister and  Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah.

Recalling its history, Shah said that CAMPCO, which was established in 1973 by visionary farmer leader Shri Varanasi Subraya Bhat, has grown into a big organization. He added that at the time of inception, it had 3000 members and today, with an annual turnover of Rs.3,000 crore, CAMPCO has developed into a giant cooperative with 1,38,000 members.

The Union Cooperation Minister also laid the foundation stone of CAMPCO’s Agro Mall. Spread in 1,50,000 square feet, all facilities like agricultural implements, machinery, pesticides, fertilizers, seeds and storage are available in this Mall. This is the first Agro Mall in India which will run on cooperative basis, underlined Shah.

He said that CAMPCO is a co-operative society which has built Windmill Unit and 500 MW Solar Panels. 107 branches, 2000 employees and turnover of Rs 2700 crores, shows the faith people repose in CAMPCO.

First Minister of Cooperation of the Country said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi established the Ministry of Cooperation and has found a new way to serve farmers and villages through cooperatives.

He said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has decided to make Multidimensional PACS (PACS) in every Panchayat in the Budget and now 2 lakh new PACS will be formed in India in 3 years. Along with this, many facilities have been announced for Cooperation. He said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has done a lot for this sector.

Creating a separate Ministry for Cooperation in the State for the fisherman and through Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, the Modi govt are helping fishermen in deep sea fishing in the coastal districts. He said that a hostel of 1000 capacity has also been built for minority students. Bengaluru and Mangaluru have been made startup hubs and along with this Sree Narayana Guru Residential School has been built and about 34850 hectares of land has been provided to the tribal brothers by the Government of Karnataka under the leadership of Shri Basavaraj Bommai.

Shah also inaugurated Sri Bharati Amarjyoti Temple built in Sri Kshetra Hanumagiri and also offered prayers at Panchmukhi Anjaneya Temple at Puttur. Several dignitaries including the Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri Basavaraj Bommai were present on the occasion.

Paying his tributes to Pandit Deendayal Udhadhyaya, Shah said Modi govt follows the principle of Antyodaya and has started a mission for welfare of the poor, under this mission every poor has been provided house, electricity, water, gas, toilet, health insurance and free grains.

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