Dimapur, October 14: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has stressed the need for creating cooperative movement in Northeast states in general and Nagaland in particular to help farmers in marketing their produce.
He was speaking at a meeting cum dinner programme for farmers of Kohima District, as a part of Governor’s outreach programme, at Raj Bhavan on October 13.
Stating that NE states in general and Nagaland in particular is blessed with favourable climatic conditions for vegetable cultivation, the Governor lamented that producer-customer link is missing.
Organic produce should be marketed in a systematic way to double the income of farmers, he said.
The Governor also stressed the need to make favourable policy to help the farmers. He committed to donate Rs 2 lakhs to the FPO for purchase of pick-up van for transportation of agri produce to markets.
Earlier Kohima Farmer Producers Organisation (FPO) president Keghaselie K Kuoku briefed the gathering about the activities of FPO. He informed that Kohima District is divided into 4 blocks for convenience wherein 85 Self Help Groups are functional for the benefit of farmers. There are altogether 1091 farmers registered with Kohima District Farmer Producers Organisation (FPO) which is registered under Cooperative Societies Act in Nagaland.
In the programme the farmers presented organic produce to the Governor during the function. (Page News Service)