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Govt for farmer-producer body

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The News Bureau, Feb 12

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh emphasized the need to establish Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO). He said that the FPO would induce farmers to link up with investments, modern technology and markets.

The minister told officers to increase the pace of mobilization of farmers into FPOs. He chaired the annual board of management of Small Farmers’ Agri-business Consortium (SFAC) Society.

Singh directed SFAC t

pay attention to districts with high population of tribal and the entire northeast region for forming FPOs and assured that funds would be available to undertake this task.

Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna, senior officers, representatives of ministries and banks attended the meeting. 

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