Cooperative society is a joint equal participation of members working towards a common goal.Co-operation has a very important role to play for the economic and social upliftment of an economy like Assam. Since the Assam economy is predominantly rural in character, an extensive network of sound and viable co-operatives can help tremendously in giving right shape to the socio-economic structure of rural Assam. Co-operative society as formal association came to be setup in India as well as in Assam in 1904 mainly as credit societies followed by non-credit societies from 1912. The Royal Communication on Agriculture in 1928 rightly emphasized the importance of co-operatives as a potential instrument of rural development “If cooperation fails there will fail the best hope of rural India.” The Co-operative institutions have the advantage in tackling the problems of poverty alleviation, food security and employment generation and considered as a potential instruction for delivery of goods and services. It also helps to create social capital and contributes to National Integration. The non-credit Co-operative societies in Assam cover a wide range of activities like marketing, processing, storage, distribution, farming etc. In 2012-13, there were 4,452 functioning non-credit societies which were rendering valuable services to the economy of the state particularly to the farmers and artisans. As compared to credit societies the development of Non-credit societies is slow and backward.This paper is an attempt to study the performance, problems and suggestive measures of non-credit societies in Assam.
Cooperative, non-credit society, rural development, self-help, agriculture.
Abdul Kaiyum "Co-operative Movement in Assam: Performance, Problems and Suggestive Measures of Co-operative Non-Credit Societies." Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 10 2023 Page 243-249
Abdul Kaiyum "Co-operative Movement in Assam: Performance, Problems and Suggestive Measures of Co-operative Non-Credit Societies." Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(10)