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STATE TIMES NEWS

JAMMU: An onsite workshop & sensitization meet for progressive farmers of Jammu District, Farmers Producer Organization (FPO’s) was organized. The meeting was inaugurated by former State President BJP Sat Sharma. The meeting was organized by NABARD Jammu in association with Koushal Jammu Milk producer co. ltd (FPO) and Sarveshwar foods.
The keynote address was given by Priya Ranjan (DDM, Jammu) who briefed the gathering in detail about the objectives of the meeting and role of NABARD and allied departments for formation of FPOs. DDM, NABARD (Jammu) presented a conclusive account of methodology for formation of new FPOs in Jammu district and gave the roadmap for the coming financial year as well.
The meeting was also addressed by members of the Kisan advisory board namely Tajinder Singh Wazir and Ali Mohammed Cheechi who had extended full support for formation of FPOs in Jammu. The forum was made open for all participants for speaking out their grievances and difficulty for getting loans under KCC, DEDS schemes and other related issues. The proceedings were coordinated by Savitri (CEO, KJMPCL) and Anil Kumar from JKDCUL. Krishan Lal Bahrdwaj (Kyas, FPO) and Madan Lal (Ekta Mashroom FPO) gave account of FPO working.
The vote of thanks was given by Satish Gupta (MD, JKDCUL).