Co Operative Movement

A Century of Co-operation- P.G. KORANNE

Co-operative Movement in India was formally launched in 1904 when the first Co-op. Societies Act was enacted . The movement would thus be completing a century its existence next year i.e. 2004, though Co-operative forms of organization in the shape of Nidhis, Chit Funds etc. were in operation even before 1904. it would thus be appropriate to undertake an analytical review of its achievement & failures and the problems and challenges which it has to face in the context of the present economic situation and the policy framework within which it has to function.