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The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) recently organized a workshop on ‘Governance issues in producer organisations’ at Dr Kurien Auditorium in milk city – Anand.

Senior officials of milk federations, unions, companies, experts, professionals, academicians and officers of NDDB participated.

The workshop provided a platform for meaningful deliberations on governance issues in producer organisations, implications of “companies amendment act” and “97th constitutional amendment act”. All the workshop participants arrived at a consensus to work towards ensuring sustained business growth in producer organisations through good governance.

NDDB Chairman

While delivering the keynote address, NDDB’s chairman T Nanda Kumar said that sustainable growth of any organization depends on the quality of its governance. “Presently, lack of transparency and government intervention is affecting the functioning of the cooperatives. The extent to which the cooperatives will be able to reform and restructure themselves will depend on the response of the state authorities,” he said.

He placed special emphasis on the growing human resources needs with a major focus on capacity building of members and officials of cooperatives. Raising stake of farmers in institution building is equally, if not, more important feature of successful cooperative dairying.