DATA OF REGISTERED Farmer Producer Organizations(FPOs) (Press release 15th March 2022)

The State wise details of Farmer Producer Organizations(FPOs) registered through various agencies including those under the Central Sector Scheme(CSS) for Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs are at Annexure – I. Further under the new FPO scheme, 421 FPOs have been registered by different Implementing Agencies(IAs) in Aspirational Districts as on 09.03.2022. The details are at Annexure-II.

Under the said Central Sector Scheme (CSS), an amount of Rs. 14.05 Crores has been transferred to 352 FPOs towards matching equity grant. The state-wise details are enclosed at Annexure – III. Furthermore, the FPO Management Cost is also disbursed by the Department to the concerned Implementing Agencies for onward transferring to the respective FPOs. So far, a total of Rs. 108.82 Crores has been released as FPO Management Cost under 10,000 FPOs scheme.

As per operational guidelines of the aforesaid Central Sector Schemes (CSS), women farmers’ participation as shareholders of FPOs is preferred and in the Board of Directors (BoD) and Governing Body (GB), as the case may be, there shall be adequate representation of women farmer member(s) and there should be minimum one woman member.

So far, 225 women FPOs have been promoted by different Implementing Agencies as on 09.03.2022.

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