Kathua: DLMC approves 4 FPOs for block Lohai Malhar, Barnoti, Bani and Keerain Gandyal

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 11/21/2022 1:14:52 PM

YB News Kathua,Nov 20 District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) on "Central Sector Scheme of Promotion of Farmer Producer Organization (FPO)" today approved four FPOs for different blocks at its meeting chaired by District Development Commissioner, Rahul Pandey. Chief Planning Officer, Chief Agriculture Officer, District Horticulture Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, District Development Manager, NABARD, District Manager, Lead Bank, Cluster Head, J&K Bank and Experts from KVK were present in the meeting. At the outset, District Development Commissioner, Kathua took detailed review of the existing Farmer Produce Organisations (FPO) set up in the district besides discussing at length the scope of setting up more FPOs across the district. Underlining the importance of extending adequate handholding to FPOs, the DC said that all Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) are intended to provide a platform to small farmers to enable them to collectively meet their challenges such as access to agricultural inputs and marketing of produce. He also said that the government is trying to ensure that the capital cost of farmers is reduced, productivity is increased and farmers get fair prices for their produce. The DC exhorted the members to provide a supportive ecosystem to farmers to enhance their income and work with zeal and dedication. He directed all the stakeholders to work in tandem for betterment of the farming community.


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