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New dimension to be added to farmers' groups with creation of 10k new FPOs: Tomar

New Delhi, Jul 4 (UNI) Union Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said that a new dimension is going to be added to the farmers' groups with the creation of 10,000 new Farmers' Producer Organisations (FPOs).
He said that 86 per cent farmers in the country are small and marginal farmers, who will strengthen the rural economy through these FPOs, which will not only help in agricultural progress, but also create new avenues for the development of the country.
Addressing a meeting of Laghu Udyog Bharati and Sahakar Bharati through video conference, the Union Minister said that in the beginning, the minimum number of members in the FPOs would be 300 in the plains and 100 in the North-East and hilly areas.
The FPOs, which are being formed for the benefit of small, marginal and landless farmers, will be managed in such a way that these farmers get access to technological inputs, finances, and better markets and prices for their crops, so as to fulfill the target of doubling the farmers' incomes by 2022, as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.
Mr Tomar said the FPOs will help in reducing the cost of production and marketing, and also help to improve production in the agricultural and horticultural sectors. This will also help to increase employment opportunities.
Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare- Purushottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary, and Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal were present in the meeting.
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