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‘Noklak honey’ launched; review on FPOs

‘Noklak honey’ launched; review on FPOs
Interaction with members of FPC Molsang.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/17/2021 1:42:58 PM IST

Additional secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi on Wednesday launched “Noklak honey” produced by Agro- Revolution Society, Noklak and promoted by CIH, Medziphema at the review meeting on the progress of the formation of Farmer Producers Organisations (FPOs).

A press release by CIH stated that the review meeting was held to disseminate information and discuss issues and challenges faced in formation of FPO, an interactive physical and virtual review attended by mission directors of North East, Dr. NK Patle, addl. commissioner (Hort.), DAC&FW & director i/c CIH, officials from NCCT, Imphal, NAFED, Guwahati, SP Noklak and stakeholders on implementation of central sector scheme in North East region at CIH, Medziphema. 

Additional secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, who chaired the meeting apprised all to continue working in close coordination in spite of the geography & topography differences of all stakeholders in order to achieve the target of forming 10,000 new FPOs under central sector scheme for formation & promotion of new FPOs. 

As a part of the meeting, the additional secretary along with other dignitaries visited Farmer Producer Company (FPC) Molsang formed by farmers of Molvom & Bungsang villages and interacted with FPC members on its activities.

He encouraged and apprised the members of FPC to strengthen the company through various capacity building and training programmes provided through BIRD, Lucknow & LINAC Gurugram Institutes under the scheme.

Further, he congratulated FPC Molsang members for their progressive farming & marketing activities of pineapple and visited the off-farm demonstration of CIH on cultivation of onion var. Red TL and vegetable kitchen garden at Punglwa B village maintained by the women SHG under technical guidance of CIH. Additional secretary, MoA&FW also visited the weekly Haat at Punglwa village and interacted with buyers and sellers of vegetables and spices.

 

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