National Symposium On ‘Promotion Of Organic Products Through Cooperatives’

  • Launched by Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Mr. Amit Shah.
  • Organized by National Cooperative Organics Limited (NCOL).
  • The minister launched the logo, website and brochure of NCOL.
  • Excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides to increase production has reduced the fertility, polluted the land and water and has given many diseases.
  • PM Narendra Modi had called upon farmers across the country to adopt natural farming.
  • The problem for both farmers and consumers is proper certification.
  • The Union Cabinet under the PM approved the formation of National Cooperative Organics Limited (NCOL) on January 11, 2023.
  • To provide a platform to all the farmers doing natural farming across the country and to make arrangements for marketing their products.
  • 6 products of Bharat Organics have been launched in the market.
  • With the concept of Organic under One Roof, a retail outlet network of all organic products is being started today. 
  • Aims to achieve the 4 goals i.e. every citizen should be healthy, land should be safe, water should be safe and our farmers should be prosperous.
  • The website of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Soil Limited and organic fertilizer produced from the Varanasi biogas plant is inaugurated.
  • NDDB and Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GSFC) have also registered a brand for high quality cow dung.
  • They have set up a cow dung gas plant with a capacity of 4000 cubic meters in Varanasi.

NCOL:

  • National Cooperative Organics Limited is jointly promoted by Amul, National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation of India Ltd (NCCF), National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  • It was launched with an authorized capital of Rs 500 crore.
  • Has more than 950 members in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Nagaland.
  • Membership applications from more than 2000 cooperative institutions have been received.
  • It is a multipurpose initiative, which will give momentum to the country’s mission of land and water conservation and increasing food production.
  • Will work as a platform for marketing, branding and export of the products of farmers engaged in natural farming.
  • After integration, certification, testing, standardization, procurement, storage processing, branding, labelling, packaging and marketing of organic products, the entire export work will be done by National Cooperative Organics Limited.
  • The Minister requested Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS), Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOS) and progressive farmers to associate with NCOL.
  • It has been decided to ensure that 50% of the price received above the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will be deposited directly into the farmer’s bank account on per kilogram basis.
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