Farmer Common Service Centers (FCSC)

godowns and 40 APMC godowns identified for warehouse credit. In areas with expanding production, increasing sales volumes outside the district and especially expanding marketable surpluses.
Production related Minimum 500 MT per annum food grain production of potential members of FCSC. At least 50% members will commit their produce for handling by FCSC. Minimum 2000 MT per annum fruits & vegetables production of potential members. At least 50% members will commit their produce for handling by FCSC.
Market related Locations where locally produced material is sold to distant markets. Locations where locally produced material is sold to distant markets.
Cultural related Areas where there is a tradition of community or co-operative activity. Areas where there is a tradition of community or co-operative activity.
Infrastructure related Road connectivity of the selected FCSC location, logistically important locations (existing marketing centers, near important cross roads, easy access to urban markets), proposed land within 100 meters distance from the road, availability of electricity and telephone connectivity (Landline and Mobile), availability of banking and drinking water facility. Road connectivity of the selected FCSC location, logistically important locations (existing marketing centers, near important cross roads, easy access to urban markets), proposed land within 100 meters distance from the road, availability of electricity and telephone connectivity (Landline and Mobile), availability of banking and drinking water facility.
ATMA Activities Presence of effective ATMA. Presence of effective ATMA.
 
Process description of setting of FCSC:
  • Based on the above selection criteria, the project will narrow down on 400 locations where 200 FCSCs each of Grain and F&V (together) will be established. It is estimated that for each project district there would be upto 12 FCSCs either of Grain or F&V depending on the nature of production of agriculture commodities in the district.
  • On finalization of the locations for establishing FCSCs and allocation of these location to different districts and phases of the
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