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G-20 theme-based Workshop organized in Jabalpur on Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF)

08 February 2023, Madhya Pradesh: A one-day workshop was organized in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh today on the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), Madhya Pradesh Farm Gate App, and participation of Women entrepreneurs in the Agriculture sector. The main objective of this workshop was to seek the participation of more women in the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) and MP Farm Gate.

Ms. G.V. Rashmi, Managing Director, Mandi Board, in her address, gave information related to the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) in Madhya Pradesh, as well as highlighted the features of the MP Farmgate App launched by the Mandi Board.

Professor PK Mishra, Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur, in his speech, said that the AIF scheme has spread out widely in Madhya Pradesh. To date, 2,753 projects have been set up by Women entrepreneurs, availing the benefits of the AIF scheme widely. Madhya Pradesh is at the first position in the outreach of this scheme as compared to other states. He gave detailed information about the scheme.

Participating in the workshop, Mr. Ashok Varnwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Government, Agriculture Department, highlighted the important role of the MP Farm Gate App. He elaborated on how farmers are getting a fair price for selling their produce on the app and women can buy and sell the produce by bidding from the comforts of their homes without going to the market.

Around 300 participants attended the workshop. Information on the AIF scheme was shared by experts from the Agriculture Department, NABARD, Horticulture, APEDA, banks, and other institutions.

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