Quota in cooperative bodies to empower women: CM


Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bihar government’s decision to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in the cooperative bodies would go a long way to empower them.

This was stated by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday while intervening during the Cooperative Minister Ramadhar Singh’s reply to debate on the Bihar Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Act, 2013.
He said the other states should follow this move to empower women and added that the representation of women in the cooperative bodies have been negligible.

Nitish thanked the state Assembly for passing the Bill just ten days after a cabinet decision was taken in this regard. He said that the state government would like the cooperative institutions, including the Primary Agriculture Credit Societies to function independently.

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