Jammu: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) today organised two day sensitization workshop for Board of Directors (BoDs), Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and members of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO)s promoted by NABARD, Jammu & Kashmir, Regional Office.
The training programme was inaugurated by Dr. A. K. Sood, Officer In-charge of NABARD, J&K, Regional Office.
The workshop was attended by 7 FPOs of Jammu division viz. KYASC Agro Farmer Producer Company Limited-Kathua; Sarveshwar Foods Limited-Jammu, Reasi; Vegetable Producer Company Limited-Reasi; Sudhmahadev Vegetable Producer Co. Limited-Udhampur; Nandpur Producers Co. Limited-Samba; Jammu Kaushal Dairy Farmer Producers Co. Limited-Jammu; Alfallah Farmer Producer Co. Limited-Ramban and Himalayan Essential Oil and Aromatic & Medicinal Plants-Doda.
Dr. A. K. Sood, highlighted the potential of FPOs in doubling farmers’ income and the role of Board of Directors and CEOs of FPOs. He also explained the importance of statutory compliances, book keeping and regular Annual General Meetings.
General Manager, NABARD, Surender Singh, spoke on the effectiveness of good FPOs in reducing the farm distress. He expressed hope that the two day workshop will be highly useful for the participants.
The sessions were taken by the Resource Persons from Grameen Vikas Trust, New Delhi. The workshop covered topics such as need of FPOs, steps of formation and registration of FPOs, important statutory compliances for FPC and Equity Grant and Credit Guarantee Scheme for FPC.