District Level Monitoring Committee approves formulation of 3 Farmers Producer Organizations in Ramban

Ramban: District Development Commissioner, Ramban, Musarat Islam, today approved formulation of two Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs) on Anar Dana for Batote and Sangaldan blocks, besides one FPO on Pea crop for Block Ramban, here at 3rd District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting.

The implementing agency for Anar Dana crop, FPO is NABARD whereas, for Pea Crop it is SFAC.

The Professionally managed cluster based Business Organization (CBBO) Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT) KRIBHCO has been appointed by NABARD/UT government for the formulation of Anar Dana FPO and its hand holding for next 5 years.

Meanwhile, the team of Gramin Vikas Trust KRIBHCO, Bhawan Sec.1 Noida headed by Dr. Sukhbir Singh Technical Consultant, Lead Business Head, Shailesh Kotru, Manager Operations & Legal, Yashpal Kharia, and Manager Logistics, Rajesh Kumar Singh on their maiden visit to District Ramban held a brief meeting with DDC Ramban and appraised him about formulation of FPO and sought his support.

In this regard the Chairperson District Development Council, Ramban, Dr. Shamshada Shan chaired a meeting of farmers and representatives of PRIs which was also attended by the representatives of GVT along with DDM, NABARD, Sectoral heads of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sheep Husbandry & Animal Husbandry department.

Similar programme was also held at Batote in the presence of the BDC, Chairperson, Rajeshwar Kumar and DDC member, Jagvir Dass.

During the brief but impressive and effective meeting the participants were sensitized regarding the benefits of FPO formulation.

While speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sukhbir Singh informed the participants that FPO, which is an institutional mechanism to reduce cost of production, increase per unit production and facilitate better market linkage so as to enhance the income of farmers, would be registered under Companies Act. The FPO will provide an end to end solution to the problems confronted by the farmers. The farmers will be free to manage their affairs from the production level to post harvest and marketing of their branded products; this will eliminate the clutches of the middle man and will be a big step towards the doubling of farmers’ income.

While speaking on the occasion, DDC Chairperson appreciated the efforts of the District Administration and urged the officers to work hard to make the FPOs a highly successful institution.


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