Zee 24 Taas to host the inaugural edition

India,3rd June 2023: Zee 24 Taas, one of the leading Marathi news channels of Maharashtra, is all set to host its first season of Sahkar Parishad on Saturday 3rd June 2023 in Pune. The सहकार परिषद will include the collaborative participation of influential leaders, policymakers, and experts from various fields discussing and exchanging ideas on the ‘Harnessing the Power of Co-operation’.

Maharashtra is one of the leading states in the country that initiated the cooperative movement. It has been one of the most effective instruments in the social and economic development of the state particularly in the rural areas. This cooperative movement was majorly confined to the field of agricultural credit during the initial stages. However, it is now existent among other sectors such as the agro-processing industry, agro-marketing, sugar cooperatives, fisheries Cooperative societies, Cooperative dairy societies, housing societies, etc. This has also led to urban cooperative banks, sugar mills, and other units across Maharashtra facing issues that hamper their functioning, thus bringing to light the need for improving their credibility.

The upcoming Zee 24 Taas Sahkar Parishad will comprise a series of panel discussions on the Co-Operative Dairy, Co-operative Farming Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Sugar Industry, Banking, and Rural Credit and Co-operative Housing Societies. This event will be graced by Chief Guest and keynote speaker – Shri Sharad Pawar, Member of Rajya Sabha & Former CM, of Maharashtra, and will also be attended by influential dignitaries like Raju Shetty (MP, Government of India) Pravin Darekar, Satish Marathe (Executive Director, RBI), Shekhar Gaikwad (IAS) (Former Sugar Commissioner, Maharashtra), Vidyadhar Anaskar, an expert in the field of cooperative banking and experts in the cooperative sector.

Highlighting the key objective of the upcoming summit, Dr. Nilesh Khare, Editor, Zee 24 Taas, highlighted, “Co-operative Movement has been one of the greatest contributions given by the state of Maharashtra to the nation. However, improvisation in policies is the need of the hour for harnessing the Power of Cooperation across different sectors and boosting the socioeconomic growth of our nation. The Sahkar Parishad is conceptualized with the sole purpose of enabling in-depth discussions on the same, thus making it a prominent future-ready platform.”

Abhay Ojha, CEO, of ZMCL, further highlighted, “Zee 24 TAAS is the voice of Maharashtra. Hence, it becomes important to provide a platform to experts, policymakers, and the brightest minds across the cooperative sectors to debate, exchange ideas and have a dialogue on broader governance, priorities challenges, and initiatives that can promote collaborative development in cooperative associations. We hope to make the upcoming summit a successful one.”

The show is powered by Dudhkandi & Associate Sponsors are Calton Paints, Pune Peoples Co-op Bank, GP Parsik Co-Op Bank Ltd, Washishthi Dairy, and Rajasthani Multistate Co-Op. Credit Society Ltd.

Zee Media Corporation Ltd, one of India’s leading media companies, has a strong presence in the news and regional genres, with 16 news channels in seven different languages, reaching more than 528+ million viewers through its linear and digital properties