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'Farmer producer organisations key to push agri development agenda'

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

of organisations (FPOs) is the key to push the development agenda of in especially for small and marginal farmers, eminent agricultural V S Vyas said today.

Due to fragmentation and disorganisation, it is not economically viable for small and marginal farmers to adopt latest technology and use of high yielding varieties of inputs such as seeds and fertilisers, etc, he said, addressing a seminar on agricultre marketing and role of FPOs.

He said farmers are also unable to realise good value from their marketable surplus by individually selling their produce. Therefore, collectivising farmers into Farmers' Organizations (FPOs) has been considered as one of the ways to procure inputs at a lower price and gain more selling power for their produce/ product.

of NABARD, R.K Thanvi, said that FPOs assume critical importance in the context of Prime Minister's vision of doubling of farmers' income by 2022.

He said that has promoted about 4,000 FPOs during last three years across the country.

In Rajasthan, has provided support for formation and nurturing of 272 FPOs engaged in and allied activities.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 23:05 IST