DIMAPUR, Oct 14 - Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has underlined the need for creating cooperative movement in the State to help farmers in marketing their produce.
�Producer-customer link is missing,� Acharya pointed out while addressing the Governor�s outreach programme for farmers of Kohima district at Raj Bhavan, Kohima on Saturday, a Raj Bhavan release said on Sunday.
The Governor said the Northeastern States in general and Nagaland in particular are blessed with favourable climatic conditions for vegetable cultivation.
According to him, the organic produce should be marketed in a systematic way to double the income of farmers. He also stressed the need to make a favourable policy to help the farmers.
The Governor committed to donate Rs 2 lakh to the Kohima Farmer Producers Organisation (KFPO) to purchase a pick-up van for transportation of agri produce to the markets. The farmers presented organic produce to Acharya during the programme.
KFPO president Keghaselie K Kuoku said altogether 1,091 farmers are members of the organisation which is registered under Cooperative Societies Act in Nagaland.
Agriculture director G Ikuto Zhimomi said many welfare projects are in the pipeline for the benefit of the farmers and also to double their income.