The cooperative movement in Tamilnadu has grown
and spread like a banyan tree and taken deep roots since 1904
when the first cooperative societies act was enacted in the
country, and is closely linked with the day to day affairs of
the people. In order to help the growth of cooperatives and
spread the knowledge of its achievements among the people and
shape their minds, 20 State Cooperative Unions were established
in the country and Tamilnadu Cooperative Union is one among
them. Tamilnadu Cooperative Union was started on 4.1.1914. The
first President of the Tamilnadu Cooperative Union is
To Develop the Cooperative Movement.
To impart Cooperative Education.and
Training to cooperators, employees and members of
Cooperative Societies and general public.
To arrange for meetings, seminars,
conferences, discussions etc. in connection with the
To carry out publicity works through
publishing magazines in English and Tamil.
To arrange to print pamphlets,
statistical statement, telephone hand book etc., relating to
To arrange for imparting training to the
office bearers, employees and officers of the Cooperative
To assist in the establishment of new cooperative
To act as an Information and Public
Relations agency for providing information on Cooperative
To propagate the ideals of Cooperation
through short films/slides, video tapes etc.
To give wide publicity about the
policies, programme and achievements of cooperative movement
through posters, stickers, banners and tom tom, etc.
To maintain Cooperative Research and
Development Fund and Cooperative Education Fund.
To arrange for exhibitions depicting the
achievements of Cooperative Movement.