Introduction

District Co-operative Union Limited established under the Co-operative Act, 1992 is an apex body of the cooperative movement of all types and levels of cooperatives organized on the basis of universally accepted cooperative values and principles. As the national apex body of cooperatives of all types and levels, it on behalf of them represents in government, national and international forum.
District Co-operative represents around 27,000 cooperatives operating throughout the country. Approximately 4.7 million individual members are involved in the different types of co-operatives for their economic, social and cultural development various activities.
It is a member of International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), Geneva. It is also affiliated with the Network for the Development of Agricultural Cooperatives (NEDAC).

Interview with टेक प्रसाद चौलागाई

Tek Prasad Chaulagain

टेक प्रसाद चौलागाई जिल्ला सहकारी संघ काठमाडौको अध्यक्ष पदमा निर्वाचित भएर आएका छन् । उर्जावान युवाका रुपमा चिनिने उनी लामो समयदेखि सहकारी क्षेत्रमा सक्रिय मात्रै छैनन्, सहकारीको सकारात्मक विकासका लागि लागिपरेका व्यक्ति हुन् । नयाँ जोस, जाँगर र योजनाका साथ संघको नेतृत्वमा पुगेका उनी सहकारीलाई राजनीतिले होइन राजनीतिलाई सहकारीले कन्भिन्स गर्नुपर्ने धारणा राख्छन् । सहकारी मार्फत मुलुकको आर्थिक अनुहार फेर्न सकिने सोच भएका चौलागाई सहकारीकर्मीले सहकारीमा प्रवेश गर्दा राजनीतिक जुत्ता सहकारीको ढोका बाहिरै खोलेर प्रवेश गर्नुपर्ने मान्यता राख्छन् । कुनै दल निकट आस्था राख्ने उनी सहकारीको एउटै प्यानल हुनुपर्ने मान्यता बोक्छन् । उनी आफ्नो कार्यकालमा निर्वाचनका सम्पूर्ण प्रतिस्पर्धीलाई समेटेर लैजाने योजनामा रहेका छन् । काठमाडौ जिल्ला संघलाई देशकै नमुना जिल्ला संघ बनाउने प्रतिवद्धता बोकेका चौलागाईसँग गरेको संवाद: बाँकी…

Objectives

- To raise the sense of mutual help and cooperation among people for fulfilling their needs and aspirations through cooperatives.
- To organise seminars, workshops, awareness raising programs on the emerging issues and lead the movement for safeguarding and implementing the cooperative norms, values and principles.
- To promote, strengthen and develop the cooperatives through cooperative training, education and specific projects activities for making cooperative efficient and viable.
- To develop marketing network to the cooperative products in order to promote the business for the economic benefits of the members.
- To extend and explore support to the economic, social, professional and sustainable development of cooperatives in order to strengthen and promote cooperative business.
- To provide leadership to the cooperative movement and to represent on behalf of cooperatives in the Government and other national and international forums.