Cooperatives contribute to boost rural economy: Farhad

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

the chair.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)