FCSC Fruit and Vegetables

B - FCSC - (Fruits & Vegetables):

Eligibility criteria for PG formation for establishment-

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B - FCSC - (Fruits & Vegetables):

Eligibility criteria for PG formation for establishment-

i) FCSCs Production of the members of horticultural PA should be at least 2000 MT per annum.
ii) Small and marginal farmers (Marginal Farmer- Land holding up to 1.00 ha and Small Farmer- Land holding above 1.00 ha up to 2.00 ha) will be given preference.
iii) Possession or long-term lease agreement of land required for setting up of FCSC, or long-term lease agreement for use of existing buildings.
  1. Evidence of mobilization of 25% costs of investments, as a combination of own and bank funds in the PA bank account.Will build the Producer Groups’ capacity, understanding of the project and start saving for the planned investment in the FCSC and finalize the site location.
  2. Involves the formation of a Management Committee to provide oversight of the PA.
  • Select the manager of the PA - (Ideally from local communities – The PA management committee will be provided with a small management grant (i.e. Rs. 24,000/-) to underwrite the managers’ income only once.)
  • SP will introduce an accounting system which enables all the members to understand the financial flows and which is transparent.
  • He / She will be provided with capacity training,particularly in post- harvest activities (i.e. sales, grading, cleaning, quality assessments),in marketing and trading.
  • This will include training by ATMA and interaction with large scale buyers.
  • The financial management system will include the  building up of a balance for re-investments and to cover operational costs.
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