Co-operative is institution of a dual native. They are organized
by groups of persons based or self-interest, initiative and active
participation of the persons who are members and business undertaking
which are established, managed and financed by the members of the
co-operative enterprises for the promotion of their individual
enterprises and for house holds.
Co-operative are institutions for evolution which stress the
importance of life long education, which see to mobilize their members
to improve their own situation through organinised group action which
try to change their own attitude from passive into active, from
dependence on theirs to self-reliance and thereby seek to transform
traditional farmers, craftsman, workers artisans who static, elements in
subsistence economic and more dynamic members of developing society.
Since government has put emphasis and plans for the development of
co-operative organisation, government policies are towards enhancing the
development of co-operative organizations. Indirectly, development of
co-operative organisation is the development of individual members or
As such, co-operatives with their peculiar social and economic
objectives principles and structure are among the most suitable
institutions to involve the people in the process of development through
their own organizations.
The co-ordination of co-operative of development plans with
national and states development plans is essential for the success of
co-operative programmes. This is especially so, when co-operative
societies are used as agents for the implementation of the integrated
development programmes. One of the essential preconditions for
collaborates between co-operatives and government agencies are that
government will have to allow co-operative a certain degree of autonomy.
When settling common goals, guidelines for joint action and
self-government will have to be preserved for the co-operatives within
the general framework of plan and the co-operative objectives.