Govt planning to set up 500 Farmer Produce Organisations by March-end
The government is going to produce a minimum of 500 Farmer turn out Organisations (FPOs) by the top of March, having extended the relevant tips 5 months agone. The target is to facilitate the rolling out of 10,000 such bodies across the country by FY24.
The agriculture ministry is harassed to fulfill the target because the government needs to prove that changes is caused within the whole gamut of agriculture promoting once the reforms initiated through the 3 farm laws.
“The FPOs can play an important role in organising little farmers and bring within the economy of scale whereas talks the damage of farmers’ produce with a customer,” associate degree agriculture ministry official same.
Concluding the government’s reply to the President’s address to Parliament, prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday had declared that several of the agriculture-related schemes are aimed toward benefitting little and marginal farmers, United Nations agency along represent concerning eighty-six of total land-owning farmer households of 14.6 crores. As several as sixty-eight of total farmers own but one-hectare land, he stressed.
The Centre has allotted formation of 10,200 FPOs turn out clusters for 9 agencies — little Farmers Agri-Business pool (SFAC), National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), Nabard, Nafed, Tamil Nadu- SFAC, Haryana-SFAC, Watershed Development Department of Mysore, Ministry of Rural Development and North jap Regional Agricultural promoting Corporation (NERAMAC).