Ministry of Cooperation

Ministry of Cooperation

Ministry of Cooperation was created by transferring the existing entries related to cooperation and cooperative in the business of the erstwhile Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare vide Cabinet Secretariat’s Gazette Notification dated 6th July, 2021. The Ministry is headed by Shri Amit Shah, Hon’ble Minister for Cooperation.

The Ministry of Cooperation is a Union ministry under the Government of India, formed in 2021 with the primary objective of strengthening the cooperative movement in the country. The ministry provides a separate administrative, legal, and policy framework for cooperative development.?

The creation of this ministry signified the government's deep commitment to community-based developmental partnerships.

The Ministry of Cooperation was created with the following objectives:
* Realizing the vision of "Sahkar se Samriddhi" (prosperity through cooperation)
* Streamlining processes for 'Ease of doing business' for cooperatives
* Enabling the development of Multi-State Co-operatives (MSCS)

Budget 24-2025

For the fiscal year 2024-25, the Ministry has an estimated annual budget of Rs 1183 crore.

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