Participating Co-operatives
The cooperative sector in India is the largest in the world and it plays a very important role in employment generation, poverty alleviation and ensuring food security. Post-Independence, cooperatives assumed a great significance in poverty removal and socio-economic growth. They became an integral part of the five-year plans. As a result, they emerged as a distinct segment in the Indian economy. In the First Year Plan, it was specifically stated that the success of the Plan would be judged, among other things, by the extent it was implemented through cooperative organisations. Co-operative movement in India is the result of a deliberate policy of the State and is vigorously pursued through formation of an elaborate governing infrastructure. The successive five-year plans looked upon the co-operation sector as the balancing factor between public sector and private sector.

Gujarat is well known as the home to cooperative societies. It is the first state in India which has over fifty cooperative dairies, and it is the second state which has the largest number of cooperative banks after Maharashtra. Further, this state has shown immense growth in development of farmers through agricultural cooperatives.

Banking, agricultural and dairy cooperatives also changed their style of functioning according to the technological changes. For example, now there is ERP-based supply chain planning system in the dairy cooperatives. In the field of agriculture, services like mobile-based help lines, SMS-based help lines and web portals have been provided to the farmers and traders. Similarly, cooperative banks have changed according to the technology, like mobile banking, ATMs, Smartcard etc.

Key Speakers @ Gujarat Cooperatives Summit 2015

M A Narmawala
Commissioner of Cooperative,
Government of Gujarat
Jyotindrabhai Mehta
Chairman,
Gujarat Urban Co-operative Bank Federation
R S Sodhi
Managing Director,
Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF)
R N Joshi
CEO,
Gujarat Urban Cooperatives Bank Association
Rashmikant Shah
Chairman,
Umreth Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd
DollarBhai Kotecha
Director,
Junagarh Commercial Cooperative Bank
N H Patel
Chairman,
Dhanera Mercantile Cooperative Bank
Maheshbhai Punambhai Patel
Chairman,
Mahudha Nagrik Sahakari Bank Ltd
Ramanbhai L. Patel
Chairman,
M S Cooperative Bank Ltd
Mukund Abhyankar
President,
National Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks &
Cooperative Societies Ltd
Govindbhai Ranpariya
Chairman,
Co-operatives Milk Producers Union Ltd, District Rajkot
B R Mehta
Chairman,
Shree Virpur Urban Sahakari Bank Ltd
Kishorkumar M Kotak
Chairman,
Veraval Peoples Cooperative Bank Ltd
Mansinhbhai Patel
Chairman,
Milk Producer’s Union Ltd (SUMUL), Surat District Cooperative
Eelaben Bhatt
Founder,
Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA)
Manibhai D. Patel
Managing Director,
M S Cooperative Bank Ltd
N Sambasiva Rao
Managing Director,
Krishak Bharati Cooperative (KRIBHCO)
Dahyabhai T Patel
Chairman,
The Gandhinagar Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd
Jassubhai shah
Chairman,
Sarvoday Commercial Cooperative Bank Ltd
Shamsher Singh
Executive Director,
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), Kalol
Jayesh kumar R. Barot
Chairman,
Kheralu Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd
CA. Akbar Chasmawala
Chairman,
Alavi Cooperative Bank Ltd
Rohit Mehta
Managing Director,
Madhur Dairy, Gandhinagar
Dr Shankarsinh Rana
Chairman,
Madhur Dairy, Gandhinagar
Shri. Parthibhai Bhatol
Chairman,
Banas Dairy, Banaskantha
Bhavit Godiwala
Delivery Manager– India,
North Asia and South East Asia Finacle Infosys Ltd
KP Saha
Managing Director,
Senrysa Technologies Pvt Ltd​
​Shashank Joshi
Managing Director,
My Mobile Payment Ltd
​Hirak Mukherjee
Managing Consultant,
Technology Transformation, Sify Technologies Ltd​
Subrata Saha
Senior General Manager,
Sales Euronet Services India Pvt. Ltd