Socio-Economic Impacts of Cooperative Movement in Rural Areas
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Book ID : 36384
ISBN-10 : 93-80031-33-5 / 9380031335
ISBN-13 : 978-93-80031-33-0 / 9789380031330
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Language : English
xi, 324p., App., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Cooperation--an overview. 2. Design and execution of the study. 3. Cooperative movement in Dindigul District bird's eyeview. 4. Socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and analysis. 5. Social impact of cooperatives--an assessment. 6. Barriers impinging social contributions of cooperatives. 7. A summary of findings and conclusions.
Although cooperation is viewed as an organization for the promotion of economic interests of its members, it does not confine itself only the economic aspect of life. it permeates the social aspect of life and aims at establishing a new democratic social order based on freedom., fraternity, equality and equally where people live in harmony, caring and sharing like a family, where there is a unity of spirit and common economic bond and where people have the freedom to shape their destiny. Thus, cooperation alone has both economic and social aims. Moreover, contributions of cooperatives in rural areas are omnipresent and appear forefront since cooperatives in India have covered cent percent of villages under its umbrella. It is imperative to mention here that cooperatives have enhanced the socio-economic conditions of rural people through provision of agricultural credit, input supply, agricultural processing, agriculture infrastructure, storage and warehousing, market information, extension services, education and training, agricultural implements and equipments and the like. No doubt, cooperatives have made imprints in rural areas through its economic contributions by nurturing social values. In this broad context, a query on the social contributions and achievements of cooperatives is very relevant and it is necessary to assess peoples' perception on the social impact of cooperatives. Do people view cooperatives as institutions for social betterment or merely as an economic institutions where goods and services be availed or vice versa? Do people realize social benefits of cooperation? Do they realize that cooperatives have contributed for human socialization? Do they derive democratic benefits of cooperative? Do they realize that cooperatives have brought social outlook among people by providing human values? Do cooperatives promote democratic leadership and participative actions through self help through mutual help? Do cooperatives provide empowerment benefits? Do weaker sections feel secured out of cooperatives? Whether people derive social benefits of cooperatives out of their cooperative membership characteristics or not? These and many other issues have been addressed through the present book.