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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

9. Development of rural co-operatives in Bangladesh

by A Mannan Mazumdar

This paper briefly describes the development of rural co-operatives in Bangladesh in the historical perspectives as well as gradual development efforts including reorganisation and launching of the co-operative movement from time to time. It gives an account of the establishment of Co-operative Department and its functions since 1904 along with subsequent growth and development of the movement till the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. The Co-operative Department continues to remain functional and the activities are in progress up to early nineties. On the other hand, the other stream of co-operative movement was initiated by the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) in the early sixties through an experimentation in Comilla which gave birth to a new type of co-operative know as Comilla model of Co-operatives. The Comilla model of Co-operatives also called Two Tier Co-operatives (KSS-TCCA) were organized and replicated throughout the country by the Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) by phases after the independence of Bangladesh. By now 450 Thanas have been brought under BRDB is working for the upliftment of the rural masses. Both streams of the co-operative movement in Bangladesh have experiences hindrance and success. Development of co-operatives is basically the socio-economic development of human resources. It is a continuous process and is going on in its own way.