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22 September 2022
MP TO DOUBLE THE INCOME OF FARMERS THROUGH ORGANIC FARMING
The MP government will increase from one lac registered organic farmers to two lac soon and double exports from Rs 2500 cr to enhance income of farmers in the State.
Inaugurating the Organic and Ayurvedic Aahar summit organised by the Confederation of Organic Food Producers and Marketing Agencies Mr Kamal Patel, Agriculture Minister said here today.
He said MP has already attained number one position in the country and passing on the monitory benefits to the farmers. He also said the State is working hard to develop MP ORGANIC BRAND and will popularize them in the highest organic produce consuming countries. He advised COII to be the developing partner of the state.
The NABARD General Manager Nidhi Sharma said the apex Bank will soon launch in the state one- district-one-product to ensure adequate quantity to be viable. NABARD shall extend help for promotion of the scheme.
Dr D S Rawat, chairman of COII said the confederation and its knowledge partner BillMart Fintech will adopt two districts in the state for providing handholding in one district to creating agro- based enterprises and in another district MSMEs. He said once these districts become successful Pilot projects, with the support of state government will be implemented all over the State.
APEDA regional manager Ashok Kumar Bora said their organisation has launched many innovative initiatives for promotion of exports in the international market. In the domestic market, the organic products are not fetching the good price. The biggest problem is non-availability of quantity and quality and therefore stressed the need for contract farming.
SIDBI AGM Anand Kishore Yadav announced that the bank has decided to promote through various schemes to ensure sustainable development and livelihood. He invited farmers to come forward to avail benefits of their schemes and assure clearance within 15 days.
Other speakers were Dr Mukta Sarj from National Institute of Ayurveda, Mr Arvind Kumar, Food Safety Department and Mr Manoj Kumar, MP State organic certification agency etc.