JNAU to sign MoU with MBFPO for new pulses varieties to enhance production

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2017 10:09:39

By Piyush Shrivastava,

IN ORDER to bring down price of pulses, the Centre has launched a dedicated programme offering financial support to farmers production companies and organisations. Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University (JNAU) being a leading producer of high yielding varieties of crops to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company, Madhya Pradesh for pulses programme of the Central Government.

Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company and associated FPOs assists farmers in sowing, growing, harvesting, processing and then also helps in marketing. The buy back schemes proposed by FPOs in this programme will help in ensuring sustainable profits for farmers and to protect growers from losses.
It will also ensure proper and uniform availability of pulses round the year. Even the Central Government supported schemes were available in State to enhance pulses production but reach of these programmes remained to targeted growers. In National Food Security Mission Pulses one of the components of centrally sponsored scheme of National Food Security Mission is under implementation since Rabi 2007-08 across the country. In Madhya Pradesh, NFSM Scheme is being implemented in all the 51 districts. Blending existing support programme Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University to sign in an MoU with Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company that will work for pulses’ production with a huge target of above 1 lakh tonne production in Madhya Bharat area.

Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company, Chief Executive Officer, Dr Yogesh Diwedi informed that soon MPCFPC will sign an MoU for technical assistance in development of high yield variety as well as sharing present varieties having high yield and short term maturity. The development will enhance results of the project to be taken up MPCFPC.

Dr S K Rao, Director Research Services, JNAU, said JNAU is also an active player in execution of Pulses Production Project in Madhya Pradesh. We not only provide technical support but also provide expertise in production as well as help in maintaining quality standards. The project to work with MPCFPC is in the pipeline and soon will be inked. As per programme of Government of India, research and development in high yielding varieties in different pulses are being worked and in previous year a large number of new varieties were introduced by JNAU.