JAMMU, Jan 2: Commissi-oner Secretary Cooperative and Mission Director, Holistic Agriculture Improvement Manufacturing (HADP), Yasha Mudgal, in the present day had a complete evaluation of working of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
Yasha Mudgal assessed the influence of FPOs in fostering financial empowerment, enhancing market entry and selling sustainable farming practices within the area.
“FPOs, being essential entities within the agricultural panorama, can play a pivotal function in consolidating small and marginal farmers, offering them with a collective voice and a platform for inclusive progress”, she maintained.
Yasha Mudgal stated that collectivization of small and marginal farmers to from their organizations as FPOs has been acknowledged as the simplest institutional mechanism to cut back manufacturing value, improve productiveness and facilitate higher market. This won’t solely assist in augmenting the revenue of farmers however shall additionally significantly enhance rural financial system and create job alternatives for rural youths in villages itself, she added.
In a forward-looking initiative, the Mission Director underscored the necessity for a complete examine to judge the present progress within the area. She burdened the significance of endeavor a complete examine to investigate the influence of present FPOs on the native agricultural panorama and determine future alternatives for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) The examine will embody facets similar to financial progress, market penetration, and socio-economic uplift of the farming neighborhood, she added. Additionally, the examine will culminate in formulation of strategic suggestions to handle challenges and capitalize on alternatives. She extolled that these suggestions will information future initiatives and insurance policies to bolster the expansion and sustainability of FPOs.
It was knowledgeable within the assembly that 197 FPOs have been registered, thus far, underneath the central sector ‘Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPO’ scheme. Moreover, apple is the first product of one-fourth (49) of the whole FPOs registered thus far adopted by greens (24).
The assembly was attended by Registrar, Cooperative Societies (RCS) J&Ok, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, Director Agriculture/ Horticulture Jammu, Extra RCS Jammu/ Kashmir, Regional Director NCDC, DGM NABARD, Regional Head NAFED, all Deputy Registrars and different involved officers from allied departments whereas Kashmir primarily based officers participated nearly.
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