The Agriculture and Cooperation Department at Mantralaya level was divided and Cooperation and Textile Department was established independently since March 1989. The Cooperation Section was further divided into (1) Cooperative Credit Societies, Sugar and Cooperation (2) Marketing Cotton Monopoly scheme and Cooperative Housing Societies in December, 1992.

The Maharshtra Cooperative Societies Act 1960

Societies Registration Act

Maharashtra does not have separate Societies Registration Act of its own, it followthe Societies Registration Act, 1860 for registration of societies in the state.

Societies Registration (Maharashtra) Rules, 1971.

The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950

The Bombay Public Trust Rules, 1951

Maharashtra. Recognition of Trade Unions And Prevention of Unfair Labour, Practices Act, 1971. 

 Bombay Trade Union Act Indian Trade Unions (Bombay Amendment)Act, 1956