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Government Of Assam Biswanath District

Cooperative Department- Vision & Mission

Vision of the Department

Prosperity and equity through Cooperative and self help.

Mission of the Department


Establishment of a strong and vibrant Cooperative Sector in the state through voluntary formation, democratic functioning and professional management of viable Cooperative Societies as peoples Institution for the economic & social betterment.

Mandate of the Department


To facilitate conducive atmosphere for voluntary formation, democratic functioning, self reliance and professional management of the Cooperative Societies.

Acts Being Governed

  1. The Assam Cooperative Societies Act, 2007 (Act IV of 2012)
  2. Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management Act, 2010
  3. Warehousing Corporation Act, 1962
  4. The Assam Cooperative Land Mortgage Bank Act, 1960.
  5. The Assam Money Lenders Act, 1934

8 Principles of Cooperation


  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Members' Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education Training and Information
  6. Cooperation amongst Cooperative Societies
  7. Concern for Community
  8. Professional Management