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close this book Experiences From Asias Rural Co-Operatives Workshop report 9
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View the document 1. Rural Co-operatives in Asia: Issues in development
View the document 2. Viable Co-operative models in Asia - Strategies for future development
View the document 3. Experiences from Asias rural co-operatives
View the document 4. Agricultural co-operatives in Korea
View the document 6. Evolution of rural co-operative in Indonesia
View the document 7. The agriculture co-operatives of Malaysia
View the document 8. Rural co-operatives in Sri Lanka - Experiences, problems and prospects
View the document 9. Development of rural co-operatives in Bangladesh
View the document 10. Effectiveness of village-level primary agricultural co-operatives in selected Asian countries
View the document 11. Prerequisites for co-operative success or criteria for genuine co-operative societies
View the document 12. Integrated co-operatives a case of sugar co-operatives in Maharashtra
View the document 13. The role of co-operatives in the process of structural adjustment: New challenges and ILOs approach
View the document 14. Rural co-operatives in Nepal
View the document 15. Capital, participation and co-operative performance: The importance of member equity stake
View the document 16. Milk co-operatives in India

14. Rural co-operatives in Nepal

by Chhaya Datta Pandey

Agricultural co-operatives constitute more than 81.82% of the total co-operatives in Nepal. Co-operative Unions at the district and central levels as well as the National Federation are yet to be established.

Among the main activities of the co-operative societies are the sale of consumer goods and marketing of agricultural produce.

A high-level National Co-operative Development Board (NCDB) was constituted in 1991. The responsibilities of the NCDB included: (a) to work-out suitable policy guidelines and a new legislation relating to the co-operative movement, (b) to create the organisation structure of the movement from the village upward to the National level, and (c) to coordinate the activities of co-operatives all over the country.

A new Co-operative Act was promulgated in May 1992 and, the NCDB has already prepared the policy guide lines, draft co-operative rules, and model bye-laws of agricultural co-operatives.

In an effort to re-vitalize existing co-operatives, the NCDB launched a nation-wide campaign for carrying out detailed situation studies and solving their problems, particularly those relating to over-due loans, bad debts, embezzlements and reconciliation of accounts. The studies havealready been completed, and the final report is expected to come out shortly.

One of the important move currently on is toprepare for holding elections in all co-operatives. The elections are likely to be completed by mid-January 1993.