Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday called for transparency in the cooperative sector and the media industry.
Speaking at the Haribhau Limaye Aryabhushan Award function in the city,Chavan said,With the advancement in technology,newspapers may be phased out but journalists will be required to generate news. Good journalists would be in demand as people would seek news from an impartial point of view, he said.
The recipients of the awards this year were former MLA Appasaheb Rajale and senior journalist Vijay Kuvalekar.
Chavan said though the cooperative sector has managed to accelerate growth in rural areas, mismanagement and lack of transparency has been spelling doom for the sector. The sector has to follow rules and regulation and avoid irregularities, he said.
Addressing the gathering,Rajale said the cooperative sector faces challenges from the open market and also the society at large.
For want of government support,the cooperative sector would find it really difficult to survive, he said.
He said the cooperative sector has done yeomans service in rural areas. The sector has taken care of the rural economy and also allowed growth of leadership, he said.
Kuvalekar said the media needs to take a holistic approach to the problems of the society. The society requires positive examples and we in the media need to highlight them. We have to report about the negative things too but at the same we should ensure that positive things also get the same treatment, he said.