On 12th September 2020, Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) to promote and manage the farmer producer organisations with the central sector scheme.
Rohit Kumar Lenka, Director of Horticulture on behalf of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment (A & FE) Department, Government of Odisha and Shardul S. Jadhav, Regional Director (Bhubaneswar) of NCDC signed the MoU at Krushi Bhawan in the presence of Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Special Secretary, A and FE Department.
i.Under the central scheme, National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD) will form Farmer Producer Organisations(FPOs) and provide training and guidance to the small and marginal farmers of Odisha to tackle the huddles in production, quality, optimum price realisation, credit, seed production and marketing.
ii.These FPO’s will be managed according to the Cooperative Society Act.
iii.This Central Section scheme is implemented in the state to benefit the farmers because of their skilled guidance, hardworking efficiencies and determination and will power for quick disposals.
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