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Awareness cum sensitization programme on FPO’s organised in Anantnag

Srinagar, Sep 07 (KINS): An Awareness cum sensitization programme for newly proposed Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) was today organized by NABARD in coordination with District Administration here.

The programme was organised to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural prosperity through effective credit support related services, institutional development and other initiatives.

The DDM NABARD Rouf Ahmad highlighted the objectives of the awareness cum sensitisation programme, he stressed upon the farmers to form FPO’s and sell their produce on reasonable rates while avoiding brokers.

He informed the farmers that Govt. of India has recently launched the scheme for providing financial assistance and training to the farming community for establishment of FPO’s.

The DDM sought cooperation from the department of Agri allied sectors and farmers in framing 08 FPO’s with 100-person membership in each FPO in the said sectors.

JD Planning, CAO Anantnag, Chief Animal Husbandry officer Anantnag also informed the farmers and self-help groups about various welfare and Job oriented schemes under implementation in the district.

A large number of farmers related with different agri activities and self help groups of NRLM participated in the programme.(KINS)

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