Maharashtra farmers exploring partnerships with corporates

Maharashtra Farmers Producer Organization (MahaFPC), a consortium of about 400 FPCs in the State, is checking out partnerships and joint ventures with corporate houses even as debates and conversations on new farm legal guidelines carry on.

The MahaFPC has currently released India’s initial onion storage and advertising and marketing infrastructure by means of the community-non-public-partnership (PPP) product. Yogesh Thorat, MD, MahaFPC, explained to BusinessLine it is large time farmers looked at equitable partnerships and not a subsidy to survive.

“There is no possibility for tiny farmers than to sort FPCs and corporate bodies will have to deal with FPCs. Corporate bodies would not be interested in creation-centric operations but in infrastructure and price chain advancement. We are searching for investment-centric partnerships and joint ventures. This is the way to go forward,” mentioned Thorat incorporating that the onion experiment has boosted the self esteem of farmers.

MahaFPC, a financial gain-making affiliation

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Farmers’ body want action against mills not paying FRP

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) has demanded that the State federal government should get action from sugar mills that have unsuccessful to spend Reasonable and Remunerative Selling price (FRP) to farmers.

Sugar mills in Maharashtra have crushed 709 lakh sugarcane to make 716 lakh quintals of sugar. Till final month about 22 per cent FRP was owing.

SSS submitted a memorandum to State Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad declaring that a lot of sugar mills have breached the assure to spend the just one-time FRP and are providing the amount in phases, whilst a lot of mills have not compensated any FRP to farmers.

The Sugarcane (Management) Order, 1966 stipulates the payment of the cane rate inside of 14 times of offer, failing which 15 per cent per annum fascination on the dues is payable.

The Sugar Commissioner has confident farmers’ leaders that he will get action from mills that have unsuccessful

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