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Creation of Farmer Producer Organizations | DDC Ramban discusses modalities at DLMC meeting

RAMBAN: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Nazim Zai Khan today chaired meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) for Central Sector Schemes (CSS) to discuss the modalities for the formation and promotion of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) in the District.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ashok Sharma; Assistant Commissioner Development, Zameer Ahmed Rishu; General Manager, NABARD, Arushi Sharma; Chief Horticulture Officer, Chief Agriculture Officer, CAHO and Tehsildar, besides other concerned officers attended the meeting.

It was decided in the meeting that clusters would be formulated for different agriculture as well as horticulture crops including Rajma, Honey, Walnut and Anardana to provide best marketing facility to the farmers.

The DDC directed the officers of line departments to register one to two hundred farmers in a cluster.

He directed the CHO to register the farmers to formulate Anardan FPO in Tehsil Ramban, Banihal and Gool whereas CAO was directed to register the farmers in Mahu Mangit, Banihal, and Ukhral area to formulate the FPO for Rajma, Walnut and Honey.

He directed the officers to explore the possibilities to conduct a survey to assess the total production potential and measures needed for improving the same.

He directed the Tehsildars of the District to verify the land ownership of farmers to register them in FPO.

Later, the DDC also took a brief review of progress under Jan Abhiyan and the preparedness for the Back to Village-3 being made by the different departments.

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