The greatest challenge to any civilized society is the
economic deprivation it harbours, in league with social deprivation. It is
inescapable that a collective war is waged to banish human deprivation from our
midst. No other organized set up can be more potent for this attack than
building human capital among the deprived, through sustainable cooperative
Development Initiatives. Congruity with human nature further enhances the value
of such initiatives. This principle is germane to the cooperative management in
the Country and Karnataka in particular, which encompasses the basic human
feeling of self-worth as its core. The cooperative strategy goes deep into the
realms of building financial capabilities and self-confidence especially among
the rural poor.
The Department of Co-operation is a vital Department of the
Government of Karnataka. The Department functions in close co-operation and
co-ordination with various other Departments connected with the implementation
of socio-economic plans and schemes.
The Department of Co-operation overseas the administration
and functioning of various Co-operative Institutions namely Textiles,
Sericulture, Industries, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Sugar, Horticulture,
Agriculture and Irrigation and also assist the societies financially besides
providing technical guidance and input.