HONEY FPO PROGRAMME

CONTEXT:

Recently, the Honey Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Programme of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) was virtually inaugurated.It is inauguarted by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

IMPORTANT POINTS:

  1. The programme has been launched under the Formation and Promotion of FPOs.
  2. It is a new Central Sector Scheme for the promotion of 10,000 new FPOs.
  3. Under it, the National Level Project Management Advisory and Fund Sanctioning Committee (N-PMAFSC) had allocated FPO clusters for 2020-21 to all implementing agencies.
  4. FPOs will be developed by specialist Cluster Based Business Organizations (CBBOs) engaged by implementing agencies.
  5. NAFED has initiated the formation and promotion of FPOs of beekeepers and honey collectors in 5 states of India.

5 locations

  • East Champaran (Bihar),
  • Morena (Madhya Pradesh),
  • Bharatpur (Rajasthan),
  • Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and
  • Sunderbans (West Bengal).

The first Honey FPO has been registered in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

BENEFITS:

  1. Skill Upgradation in scientific beekeeping;
  2. State of the art infrastructural facilities for processing honey and allied beekeeping products;
  3. Quality upgradation by quality control laboratories;
  4. Better supply chain management

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE MARKETING FEDERATION OF INDIA LTD (NAFED)

  • It is an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India.
  • It was founded on 2nd October 1958.
  • It is registered under the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 2002.
  • NAFED is now one of the largest procurement as well as marketing agencies for agricultural products in India.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To organize, promote and develop marketing, processing and storage of agricultural, horticultural and forest produce
  2. To distribute agricultural machinery, implements and other inputs
  3. To act and assist for technical advice in agricultural production

SOURCE: PIB

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