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Around 5,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) registered on ONDC platform

04 March 2024, New Delhi: Almost 5 thousand out of 8,000 registered Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) have been registered on the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) portal for selling produce online to consumers across the country.

The onboarding of FPOs on ONDC to reach out to their buyers in any part of the country is in line with the Central government’s objective of providing growers with better market access. The move aims to empower FPOs with direct access to digital marketing, online payment, business-to-business, and business-to-consumer transactions. 

Over 8,000 FPOs have been registered against the government target of 10,000 under a new Central Sector Scheme titled “Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)” launched in 2020 with a budgetary provision of Rs 6,865 crore. Aggregation of small, marginal, and landless farmers into FPOs helps enhance economic strength & market linkages of farmers for enhancing their income.

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