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DECISION OF THE POLICY PLANNING GROUP OF DOAC / MOA DT. 16.10.1998

ACTIVITIES WHICH THE (CENTRAL) SFAC WOULD LIKE THE STATE SFAC TO TAKE UP FOR IMPLEMENTATION AT THE STATE / DISTRICT / TALUKA LEVEL

  1.      Set up State Level SFACs as Societies chaired by the Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) of the state, or the Chief Secretary himself.

  2.      To take up the implementation of the (thirteen) District Level Projects, already prepared in 1994 to 1996, through M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (and its Sub Consultants) under the UNDP Project.

  3.      To become the channelizing agency for subsidies / grants from GOI / (Central) SFAC / State Govt. concerned for individual agri-business projects.

  1.      Address the lack of market data and technical information through the establishment of Agri- Business Information Centres at the State Level, accessible from the Districts through NICNET, to maintain a real-time on-line system for providing data / information pertaining to the agricultural commodities worldwide, and coordinate other value added information on crops, climatic patterns, market opportunities, price movement etc., both within the county (in different States / principal markets / "Mandies") and in international markets. These Centres can also produce periodical reports such as Overseas Marketsí Price Report, Importer and Supplier Directories, Market/Product Service of current or potential Agricultural and Horticultural exports, Foreign Trade Data, Crop Productivity and Production data / estimates, extracts of relevant articles from Industry and Technical journals and Import / Export regulations etc.

  2.      Promote District Level and remote Taluka level Consortia / Societies / Cooperative Societies / Companies / AOP / BIOs / Firms / Individuals for taking up Agri-Business Projects, by providing and channelizing seed money.

  3.     Act as conduit for transfer of Technology from CSIR / ICAR Laboratories to groups of Small and Marginal Farmersí for better harvesting, preservation, transportation, processing and/or marketing of the Stateís agriculture produce.

  4.      Conduct at regular intervals State Level and District Level Seminars and Workshops for strengthening research to field level linkages, involving Agricultural Universities, Agro-industries, Extension Departments and Agencies, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Cooperatives, other societies, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), Krishak Mandals /Mahila Mandals and any other State Level Agencies working in the area of promotion and transfer of technology and other (escort) services etc.

  5.      Assist (Central) SFAC in its VENTURE CAPITAL FUND activities for the Agri-Business Sector.

  6.      Manage at the State level the AGRICULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVE FUND and to promote private initiative in Agricultural infrastructure development through -

  •     Identification, prioritization and preparation of infrastructure projects.

  •     Channelizing national and international expertise into such project definition and configuration.

  •      Analyse best practice and models followed, both in India and abroad for adoption in such projects.

  •      Visualize impediments possible for such private sector projects and to assist entrepreneurs in transparent manner through single window approach.

  •     Advice the State Government and activity coordinate with the concerned State Govt. Departments for formulating suitable policies and regulations for such private sector projects.




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