Jalandhar, February 06, 2019: In order to spread awareness regarding promotion of the Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs) in the district, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) today organized a District level awareness program at the local Agriculture Cooperative Staff Training Institute.
Presiding over the program, District Development Manager NABARD Jalandhar LK Mehra said that a Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) was a legal entity formed by primary producers, viz. farmers adding that these FPOs could act as a catalyst in enhancing the income of the farmers. He said that an FPO could be a production company, a cooperative society or any other legal form which provides for sharing of profits/benefits among the members. Mehra said that the main aim of FPO was to ensure better income for the farmers through an organization of their own.
The District Development Manager said that Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) was providing support for the promotion of FPOs. He said that the objective of the FPO was to ensure better income realization to its members through aggregation and, if feasible, value addition.
During the program, Regional Director of the organization Amritpal Singh, Agriculture Development Officer Dr. Surinder Singh, Assistant Director Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Dr. Kanchan Sandhu, Aarti, Ravinder Rathore and others were also present.