Status Of Women In Cooperatives

Women and cooperation play a significant role in the Indian economy especially as no other country in the world has a co-operative movement as large and as diverse as India. Even prior to the current day cooperatives, the concept of cooperation & its activities prevailed in several parts of India known differently i.e., Devarai or Vanarai, Chit funds, Kuries, Bhishis, Phads (some of these were utilized by women solely). The co-operative movement can be defined as a “Voluntary movement of the people carried out democratically by pooling together their resources on the given activity, with the purpose of achieving certain benefits or advantage, which are given to people that cannot get it individually and with the purpose of promoting certain virtue and values such as self help, mutual help…
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