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Govt to permit schools under cooperative sector
Correspondent
 NALBARI, July 2 Minister of Cooperative Societies, Siddique Ahmed has said that the State Government has decided to provide registration to set up schools in the cooperative sector in the style of private schools.

Addressing a meeting held at Loharkatha in Nalbari district recently, the Minister added that if any group of 10 to 15 educated youths come to set up such a type of school by forming an educational cooperative society, the government will provide neccesary permission under the Cooperative Societies Registration Act. According to him, this system will encourage establishment of good schools in the State.

The minister came to Loharkatha to lay the foundation stone of a market building under the Pub Barkshetri Bahumukhi Samabai Samiti. An amount of Rs 10 lakh was given to construct the market building under the Untide Fund scheme. He further declared a sum of Rs 5 lakh to the society to repair its old building. He assured that the unpaid transportation charges of cooperative societies for carrying mid-day meal rice will be cleared immidiately. The Civil Supply department in the State will take necessary steps in this regard.

Ahmed informed that the profit making cooperative societies in the State are likely to get the scope to distribute cooking gas cylinders. The foundation laying ceremony was presided over by Dr Bhumidhar Barman, Adviser to the Chief Minister. Speaking in the meeting Dr Barman called upon the people to popularise the Cooperative movement in the State. He added that the State government has taken steps to empower the cooperative societies.The meeting was addressed among others by Mahmood Hasan, Addl Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari.

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