MOVEMENT

 

CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT IN THE UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY

            Though the Union territory of Puducherry joined in the co-operative movement after the merger with Indian Union in 1954, it had made a rapid growth by achieveing its desired goals as the ‘Co-operation’ has given due importance in all Five Year Plans.

 

PROGRESS OF CO-OPERATION

 

            The co-operative movement in Puducherry has gained momentum and this is evident from the following table.

 

PROGRESS OF CO-OPERATIVES (1981-82 TO 2009-2010)

 

Details

1981-82

1991-92

2001-02

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

1

No. of societies

292

369

482

510

514

514

515

2

Membership (No.)

1,74,451

3,38,804

3,93,256

5,37,599

5,48,350

5,96,631

5,76,141

3

Total working capital* (Rs.)

233.26

15,219.01

35,584.30

99,555.43

119,850.93

124,499.62

144,198.80

4

Share capital paid* (Rs.)

460.13

2,239.24

10,743.45

20,479.56

21,942.19

23,706.25

25,824.85

5

Population* (Nos.)

6.04

8.07

9.74

9.74

9.74

9.74

9.74

6

Average working capital*

38.60

1,885.00

3,657.17

10,221.30

12,305.02

2,782.30

14,804.80

* Figures in lakhs