Cutting pulses prices benefits

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2018 12:42:56


Staff Reporter,

Programme initiated to lower Pulses price in the state under the National Food Security Mission Pulses bearing fruitful results. The Government of India has initiated this programme shaping a new structure with Farmers Producers Groups, Self Help Groups of Farmers and Pulses Production Farmers Target Groups and progressive farmers were provided financial assistance to go for high yielding varieties of crops and to go for optimum utilisation and protection of crops through primary processing and marketing so that maximum profits could be incurred.

In Madhya Pradesh, in pulses production districts an organisation Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company and associated Farmers Producers Companies providing technical assistance to the associated farmers right from preparing land to sowing, growing, harvesting, packaging and then also prepared for marketing. In this major push came from buy back scheme for FPOs. Now after crop insurance and price difference schemes introduced as Chief Minster Bhavantar Yojna proved support for the pulses farmers who struggled losses in previous financial years due to losses. The support on the part of Central Government came to increase Pulses production. The FPOs and SHG modes ensured the reach of Central Government run schemes not only to targeted growers but also to the general public.

It may be recalled that the Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University was involved in providing technical assistance and variety improvement. The JNAU had inked an MOU with the Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company and initiated work.

Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Yogesh Diwedi added that in the process the JNAU worked actively in providing technical assistance to the farmers in enhancing yield quality and quantity. He said that in previous year record procurement was done through FPOs and SHG in the State. in coming years the results would be better.