Enterprising small farmers would get financial support for their self-help ventures through the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), said Collector V. Sampath.

Estimated investment

Addressing a meeting of officials and farmers here on Thursday, the Collector said that the small farmers could prepare project proposals whose estimated investment would not exceed Rs. 75 lakh and submit the same to the SFAC.

The hill based project estimate could be higher than those to be set up on the plains, Mr. Sampath said.

The objectives of the SFAC were to integrate the farming community to intensify the agriculture and allied activities.

It aims to encourage the farmers to adopt better post-harvest technologies, to impart technical skills among them and so on.

Consortium address

The project proposals could be sent to: Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (Department of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Union Ministry of Agriculture), NCUI Auditorium Building, 3, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, Hauz Khan, New Delhi – 110 016.

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