Co-operative movements in the countryCo-operative movement in India has completed hundred years. In almost all villages co-operative societies are functioning. About six lakh such societies with a membership of about 24 crores engage in various welfare and productive sectors. Thousands are employed in these sectors. World famous Dairy society of Gujarat, Sugar Societies of Maharashtra, Fertilizer societies of Haryana, etc. are clear examples of success.
The co-operative movement in Kerala is the strongest among those in all other States.About 14,000 societies function here employing more than one lakh people. The co-operative Banks in Kerala function just like any other commercial bank. There are Medical Colleges and other colleges running under the co-operative sector.