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India: MoU pushes for farming, fisheries ops & income February 26,2021   |  Source: The Pioneer

In a first step towards setting up of the Farmers Produce Organisations (FPOs) and Fish Farmer Producer Organisations (FFPOs) in the Union Territory Lakshadweep, the island administration and National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC), have inked a pact to scale up farming operations of the agricultural and coastal communities for better access to quality input, technology, credit and market through economies of scale. The MoU was signed recently by Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Managing Director of NCDC on behalf of the apex finance entity under the Union Agriculture Ministry with A Anbarasu, Advisor to Lakshadweep Administrator in the presence of UT Administrator Praful Patel. As part of the collaboration, among various activities, the NCDC would also appoint Community based Business Organisation (CBBO) to promote FPOs and FPPOs by collaborating with them in a holistic manner, said Nayak. The NCDC will provide handholding to these organizations for next five years to help them realise a better price of their farm produce and make them self-reliant in the long term, he added.

On his part, Anbarasu welcomed the initiative saying that the collaboration will bring innumerable benefits in the region. “This will ensure employment and entrepreneurship skills among farmers and


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