Agriculture soul of India
⛳ World Environment Day 2018 Host Country is – “India”. ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿก๐ŸŒด The theme of the year 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”

02/12/2017

Today Agri News

Agriculture minister chairs the
22nd meeting of board of Management (BOM) of Small farmers' Agri-business Consortium(SFAC)

SFAC, an exclusive society that focuses on increasing incomes of small and marginal farmers through aggregation and development of agribusiness.
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SFAC’s VCA Scheme is getting good response from the agripreneurs and many cases are in pipeline for sanction. All the agri-business units’ proposals have been recommended to SFAC by notified financial institutions under VCA Scheme and it is also the result of publicity and awareness camps which have been organized by SFAC to publicize the VCA scheme all over India.

SFAC organised nationwide publicity and awareness programme to publicise VCA scheme and to provide better clarity of the EGCGF scheme amongst FPOs, Bankers/NABARD, Line Departments, FPOs Members and RIs.

FPO is being introduced in the fisheries sector and a pilot project involving formation of 21 Fish Farmers Producer Organizations (FFPOs) in the major fish producing States has been submitted. For northeast region, Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC’s) and Spice Board are working with North Eastern Council (NEC) to form spice based FPCs in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

SFAC has taken several new initiatives such as Advance Training Programme for Board of Directors and CEOs of FPC; Professional Handholding of FPCs; Strengthening of Infrastructure through Dovetailing with Central/ State Government Programmes; Promotion of Fish Farmers Producer Organizations; Fertilizer Dealership for the FPCs.
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SFAC has provided a virtual platform in Delhi in the form of a Delhi Kisan Mandi. It has been operational since September 2014 and as on October 2017, 32347.419 MT of fresh produce has been sold through Delhi Kisan Mandi with the sale value of Rs. 3482.549 lakh. 

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