TAD NewsDesk, Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath under the Kisan Kalyan Mission has launched the UP FPO Shakti Portal. This portal is one of its kind and aims at providing support to the farmers at the basic foundational level.
This portal has been opened by the department of agriculture with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
This would be a foundational collaboration among the following unit:
- Producer groups
- The department of agriculture
- Other allied departments
The chief minister said,
“UP had taken precedence in introducing various Agri reforms. It has now launched the country’s first portal fully dedicated to its farmers.”
The farmers will be able to download the necessary documents required to form the organizations directly from the portal. It will contain all information on the FPOs, their key activities, organizational structure and produces.
“Each FPO will have its section that will comprise the details of its members and farmers can download UPFPO SHAKTI app on android phones for easy access. It will facilitate quicker resolution of disputes,” said a state government official, adding that the portal will enable better marketing, provide financial linkages and focused scheme support. “Farmers will get relevant information on specific subjects around one’s village/block/district or state. The information will be delivered through texts, emails or audio/video in a language that one understands.”
an official of the agriculture department said,
“Aligned with the Prime Minister’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and making the country a $5 trillion-economy by 2024, the portal will play a significant role in meeting national objectives, such as generating employment, reducing malnutrition and empowering women, among others.”
Source: Financial Express