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10 thousand Farmers Producer Organizations going to be formed across country: MoS Agriculture

Updated: July 5, 2021 7:20 pm

In his 2-Day visit to Ladakh, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Choudhary said, Ten Thousand Farmers Producer Organizations are going to be formed across the country.

He appealed the farmers to form FPO at Block level to avail financial, logistic and marketing benefits from the Centre.

During his visit, Deputy Minister interacted with the progressive farmers in Zanskar and Leh in Ladakh.

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare deputy minister Kailash Chaudhary had a whirlwind tour of Ladakh.

He visited agriculture research centres like SKUAST, KVKs and CAZRI in Zanskar and Leh and interacted with progressive farmers of Ladakh.

During his visit Kailash Chaudhary said that FPOs will support farmers in processing their produce to double their income and market at ease.

He said, that the Centre will extend financial, logistic and administrative support to FPOs.

Hilly areas can form FPOs with just 100 farmers against 300 in plain areas. Elaborating the centre’s support to FPOs, Kailash Chaudhary said, Under FPO programme, after registration, 15 lakh rupees will be given as equity grant by the Government against farmer’s contribution of two thousands each.

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