Lambra Kangri Society transforming lives
The Lambra Kangri Multipurpose Co-operative Service Society, whose main job is to provide loans to the farmers and unemployed, recently distributed a profit of Rs 37.49 lakh to shareholders.punjab Updated: Mar 20, 2013 17:44 IST
The Lambra Kangri Multipurpose Co-operative Service Society, whose main job is to provide loans to the farmers and unemployed, recently distributed a profit of Rs 37.49 lakh to shareholders.
The society has managed to create several assets for irs shareholders, It owns a whole set of agriculture implements including tractors, cultivators and sowing machines, shuttering material, which it lends on nominal charges to the needy who cannot afford to buy them. Those who want to buy the implements on installments, are also helped by the society. It has helped hundreds of villagers set up self employment ventures. It extends educational loans also so that no student has to leave studies for lack of resources.
Trying to solve the problem of shortage of transport facilities to the people in rural areas,, it put on road a Tempo between Bulhowal and Hariana and offers 50% concession to students. Two vehicles are kept ready 24 hours to provide free emergency services. For the local youth, a health club was started which has around 80 regular members. It started a kisan club and six self help groups for women which have their own success stories. Women have started self employment ventures like beauty parlours, sewing centres and packaged foods. It was awarded national award of excellence in 2007 by NABARD.
The organisation was started as a co-operative agriculture society by some villagers in 1920. However, in 1999 thanks to the then joint registrar co operative societies Kahan Singh Pannu, it was converted in to a multipurpose society, a catalyst for its growth.Pannu, who is now director general of school education, is still its patron.