Cooperatives' role important for prosperity: Chairman Dahal

Published On: April 21, 2019 07:00 PM NPT

CHITWAN, April 21: Former Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said cooperatives' role should be augmented to ensure economic prosperity and socialism-oriented State with social justice.

Opening a petrol pump set up by District Cooperatives Association Chitwan here today, Chairman Dahal argued that as per three-pillar economic policy, the cooperative was the prerequisite of economic prosperity with social justice.

"All major political parties and leaders have made the resolution to work together for the economic prosperity of the country," he reminded, adding that economy could be boosted through the collaboration among public, private and cooperatives. According to him, the first cooperative of Nepal, Bakhan Cooperatives, was established in Chitwan.

He hoped Chitwan's Bharatpur Metropolis would be the place to make the record on various development fronts. On the occasion, District Cooperative Association Chairman, Tikaram Bhattarai, informed that there were 294 cooperatives in the district, and they have made invested ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2.5 million to set up the petrol pump.

The construction of the modern pump cost Rs 46 million. It is set up at Ward No 10 of Bharatpur Metropolis. It is capacious for 1o4,000 litres of petroleum products – petrol and diesel. Eight vehicles can fill their tanks at once from the pump constructed in a bigha of land. It is friendly to disabled persons; and has eatery, grocery in the premises. RSS

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