FCSC - Horticulture and Grain

A - FCSC - (Horticulture & Grains)

Eligibility criteria for PGs formation for establishment of FCSCs:

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A - FCSC - (Horticulture & Grains)

Eligibility criteria for PGs formation for establishment of FCSCs:

  • Production of Cereals and Pulses of members of PA should be at least 500 MT per annum.
  • 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) may be given preference.
  • Possession or long-term lease agreement of land required for setting up of FCSC, or long-term lease agreement for use of the existing buildings.
  • Evidence of mobilization of 25% cost of investments, as a combination of own and bank funds in the PA’s 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.
  • 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.)
The Manager will be provided with capacity training, particularly in post-harvest activities (i.e. grading, cleaning, quality assessments), in marketing and trading. Following trainings will be provided by the SP:
  • Procurement - The procurement of FCSC would be undertaken under Community Procurement procedures by Shopping procedure or Force account method, etc.
  • Electronic spot trading,
  • Warehouse credit and
  • Futures options etc.
The SP will introduce an accounting system which enables all the members to understand the financial flows and the transparency of the accounting system.
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