NAFSCOB chairman exudes confidence in the reopening of petrol filling stations operated by PACS

KARIMNAGAR: Konduru Ravinder Rao, Chairman of NAFSCOB, TSCAB and Karimnagar DCCB, has exuded confidence that Union Minister for Cooperation Amit Shah would take a favourable decision to reopen the petrol filling stations operated by PACS, which were closed following the removal of subsidies.

Participating in the Choppadandi Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS) in Choppadandi mandal on Thursday, Mr Rao said that he had already represented the issue with the Union Ministry and added that he would again visit New Delhi after March 31 and camp for three to four days and ensure that the government takes a positive decision for the reopening of petrol filling stations operated by PACS as part of the diversification of business activities. He said that PACS of several states such as Punjab, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and others were operating fuel stations to diversify business activities.

He lauded PACS Choppdandi for emerging as a role model in the country for its diversified activities. Attributing the success of PACS Choppadandi due to teamwork and remaining in the ‘A plus’ category, he said several cooperatives from across the country visited Choppadandi PACS to study its success formula and implement the same in their respective states.

He said that the PACS was competing with the DCCB Choppadandi branch by providing loans at the lowest interest rates. He appreciated the PACS for its transparent administration and good governance. On this occasion, the NAFSCOB chairman along with Choppadandi legislator Sunke Ravishankar and others inaugurated a godown constructed at the cost of Rs 65 lakhs in the mandal headquarters.

NABARD DDM P Ananth, DCCB CEO N Satyanarayana Rao, DCCB vice chairman P Ramesh, PACS Choppadandi chairman Malla Reddy, CEO Tirupathi Reddy and others were also present.


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