Economy, Domestic Economy

3,360 New Cooperatives in 10 Months

3,360 New Cooperatives  in 10 Months3,360 New Cooperatives  in 10 Months

Deputy Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Hamid Kalantari, said on Monday that nearly 3,360 cooperatives were established during the first ten months of the current year, adding that the number of male members is three times higher than that of women. “The total number of female members in the newly-established cooperatives amounts to 13500, while nearly 41000 men are reported to be working with the cooperatives,” he was quoted by ISNA as saying. “The aforementioned cooperatives are active in different economic sectors including agriculture, housing, hand-woven carpets and industries among others,” he further underlined.