Bhubaneswar,7/9/2021 ( Odisha Samachar )- Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Khordhaand the Non-Governmental Organisation, NIGAM, Bhubaneswartoday jointly launched aFarmer Producer Company (FPC)‘MAHEERA’ at BalipatnaBlock in Khordha district of Odisha.Padma Shri Batakrushna Sahoo, the Chief Guest of the occasion,inaugurated the FPC. He applauded the coordinated efforts of the KVK, NGO, farmer members, FPC Chairman Smt. Kumudini Swain and the Board of Directors for establishing the FPC for increasing income of the farmers of the district.Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aqauculture, the Guest of Honour of the function, emphasized the need of eco-friendly advance agricultural practices for the production of health promoting foods.Dr. Shiba Shankar Giri, Head, KVK-Khordhain his welcome address outlined the continuous support of the KVK in establishing the FPCs in in the districtto support small, marginal and landless farmers.He informed that Maheera-Farmer Producer Company Limited spreadsover16 Gram Panchayatas of BalipatnaBlock with participation of 700 farmers in 35 Farmer Interest Groups. Smt.Kadambini Patra,NIGAM, Bhubaneswar briefed the role of NGO in promoting FPC for the socio-economic development of people.She informed that with the Government of India initiatives more such FPCs will be established in the district. Sri Ajay Kumar Dash, Subject Matter Specialist,KVK-Khordhaproposed the vote of thanks. A total150 farmers and farm women participated in the event following Covid-19 guidelines.
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