PONDA: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, during the co-operative awards distribution ceremony to people at Shiroda, announced that the state government will bring an amendment to the Co-operative Act so that people investing in the co-operative sectors won’t be left cheated and fraudsters face punishment for a long time.
On Wednesday, Sawant spoke at Shiroda as the chief guest for the State Co-operative Award function. Co-operative Minister Subhash Shirodkar, RCS Vishant Gaunekar and others were on the dais.
Sahakar Ratna Award was presented to Late Jaikrishna Putu Shirodkar posthumously; Sahakar Bhushan to Shri Shrikant P Naik; Sahakar Shree to Shri Damodar Betu Naik. Other awards presented were – Best Co-operative society – The Bhandari Co-op. Credit Society Ltd.; Consolation award to co-op society for The Bicholim Merchants Urban Co-op Credit Society Ltd. a Suvarnlaxmi Sahakari Patapeddhi Maryadit, Margao. Assistance to an individual is provided to Smt Hemashri Gadekar and Prakash Naik.
On occasion, persons from Shiroda Constituency were felicitated for their dedicated service in various fields. Chief Minister also inaugurated Bhartiya Women’s Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd. Shiroda.