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Dec 17, 2020

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar meets members of Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today met members of Farmer Producer Organisations of Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators, FIFA representing 15 States and around 500 FPOs in New Delhi. They expressed their support for the recent Agricultural Reforms by the Central Government. They said these Acts have created the enabling environment to scale business of FPOs to benefit the small and marginal farmers.They narrated their experiences in which they described how small farmers have benefitted from the recent reforms and Farm Acts.
The recent Agricultural Reforms, which can support FPOs to setup their own markets to enhance the incomes of farmers are, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Liberalization of control orders under the Essential Commodities Act, Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and operational guidelines for promotion of 10 thousand FPOs.
National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd, NAFED has been designated as one of the National Implementing Agencies for formation and promotion of 10 thousand FPOs Programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

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