The Kukher Cooperative Agriculture Society (CAS) in Jawali sub-division has got the second prize in the country for its overall performance in the banking sector activities in 2010-11.

The society will be awarded this prize by National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd, Mumbai, in its national seminar, scheduled to be held on December 20, at the National Cooperative Union of India auditorium in New Delhi. The society topped the charts for its overall performance in the state during 2010-11.

Chief advisor Sushil Kumar and Kukher CAS president Kartar Singh Katoch said the hard work of society members towards the cooperative banking sector had helped in achieving the targets.

They said the CAS had not only achieved its target, but also crossed it to 160 per cent in the cooperative banking activities during 2010-11. The CAS had also launched kisan credit card facility for farmers in April this year, they added.

The CAS has been operating for three gram panchayats Kukher, Nadolli and Seuni in Jawali sub-division.