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Govt Partners with CSCs to Expand Services for Farmer Producer Organisations

Updated: Jun 08, 2024 04:21:53pm

Govt Partners with CSCs to Expand Services for Farmer Producer Organisations

New Delhi, Jun 8 (KNN) The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited to convert 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) into Common Service Centres (CSCs).

Under the agreement, the FPOs registered under the government's 'Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs scheme' will be enabled to deliver a range of citizen-centric services available on the Digital Seva Portal through the CSC network. CSC SPV will provide training and capacity building support to these FPOs.

"It is a matter of immense pleasure that 10,000 FPOs will now function as Common Services Centres. 

With this initiative, more farmers who are associated with FPOs, will be able to avail the benefits of CSC services," said Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, Managing Director and CEO of CSC SPV.

The partnership aims to help FPOs serve as nodal centers for providing various agriculture-related services to farmers, including Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), Interest Subsidy Scheme (ISS), Crop Insurance Scheme (PMFBY), and distribution of fertilisers and seeds.

By leveraging the vast network of CSCs across the country, the government hopes to enhance the outreach and delivery of essential services to the farming community through the FPOs. 

This move is expected to boost the adoption of digital technologies and improve the overall efficiency of service delivery in the agriculture sector.

(KNN Bureau)


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