Custom hiring centre under World Bank-sponsored APART project inaugurated
Under World Bank-sponsored APART project 20-21 under Department of Agriculture, a ‘custom hiring centre’ to be run by Farmers Producers’ Cooperative of Borkhola area was inaugurated by MP Rajdeep Roy and Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli at Purandapur on Tuesday.
SILCHAR: Under World Bank-sponsored APART project 20-21 under Department of Agriculture, a 'custom hiring centre' to be run by Farmers Producers' Cooperative of Borkhola area was inaugurated by MP Rajdeep Roy and Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli at Purandapur on Tuesday.
The Borkhola Farmers' producer company was made through support from APART and the company has been offered support through the supply of farm machines under subsidy in the hope that hiring of these commonly needed appliances would enhance the revenues of the farmers' producer company.
On the same day, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli exhibited a machine for making rice from paddy during an exhibition. Others who were present in the event were LI Singh, District Agriculture Officer, Cachar, Uma Kant Dubey SIMFED, Senior Consultant, District Task Manager, Cachar, others official and Local Farmers representatives under Borkhola Integrated Farming Farmers Producer Company Ltd.
MP Dr Rajdeep Roy suggested the farmers to avail benefits by offering hiring of these facilities by rural farmers. Many government policies by Central and State governments are actively working for the future development of the farmers community.
After that, the Cachar Deputy commissioner addressed the farmers' community discussing the need to bring in professionalism in running of the company. She insisted on good bookkeeping practices to be adopted for the success of the company. She asked them to think of innovative ways of developing use of these machineries and planning further for a Common Service Center.
District Agriculture Officer L.I Singh elaborated about farmers facilities being provided to farmers and Farmers Producer Company Ltd. For agriculture development, Assam government has provided all machinaries on subsidised rate.
Uma Kant Dubey, Senior Consultant cum District Task Manager Cachar (SIMFED) discussed with Farmers about the dream being made into reality after tireless efforts by the district administration, Agriculture department and APART support to develop a sustainable business plan for Farmers producer company.
After that Dhananjoy Das, Chairman of Borkhola Integrated Farming Farmers Producer Company Ltd thanked the Deputy Commissioner for working hard in allotting land and completing all the permissions within time. He thanked MP for his keen interest in farmers, stated a press release.