Farmers Service Centre (FSC)

Farmers Service Centre (FSC)

(Outlay: Rs. 100.00lakh)

In order to augment agriculture production and encourage farmers, it is provided to strengthen the existing FSCs at block level.

The major functions of the centre are the following:

  1. Act as nodal agency at Block Panchayat level to coordinate agriculture services in all Grama Panchayat within the Block in association with department of Agriculture.
  2. Provide information to the Farmers regarding Agriculture credit, interest rate, debt waiver scheme and the need based information.
  3. Act as a centre of Mechanisation of Agriculture at Block Panchayat level. These centres will work as self-supporting on a continuing basis.

A coordination mechanism at the block level will be developed in association with block panchayats and the department of Agriculture.

During 2019-20, the outlay is provided for:

  1. a) An amount of `15.00 lakh each is set apart for providing award for the best three Farmers Service Centres.(`5.00 lakh each).
  2. b) Project based assistance for innovative activities of the established FSCs.
  3. c) Assistance to the setting up of nurseries, bio pharmacy for agriculture, organic agriculture, service units, farm mechanization services etc.
  4. d) Setting up of new FSCs

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