MEHERPUR State Minister for Public Administration
Farhad Hossain today said the activities of cooperatives are significantly
contributing to improve the living standard of rural people.
We have to strengthen cooperative movement across the country for boosting
economic progress, he told a discussion in the auditorium of district
Shilpakala Academy on the occasion of the National Cooperatives Day. The
theme of this year is Philosophy of Bangabandhu, Development in
The state minister said the present government is working to expand
cooperative activities for lifting rural people out of poverty.
Cooperatives will supplement the efforts of the government to achieve the
status of middle-income country by 2021, he added.
District Cooperatives Officials Syed Jasim Uddin, officials of local
administration and representatives of different organization concerned, among
others, addressed the discussion with Deputy Commissioner Md Ataul Goni in
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)