The Project was introduced in Sept., 2014 with the objective of this project is to ensure rational share of producer in the consumer’s price by procuring agricultural commodities directly from the farmers and subsequent sell to the consumers. The scheme is being operated in Kolkata and its Suburban areas.The project specially aims at promotionand marketing of localized commoditieswith traditional
fame such as Tulaipanji Rice of Uttar Dinajpur District, Gobinda Bhog of Burdwan and Bankura District, Charer Dal and Mango Papad of Malda District etc. The agricultural commodities are at present being directly purchased from Producers’ group at Singur Krishak Bazar Hub and being sold through 18 mobile vans and 7 static outlets at a moderate price. On an average, 2,000 customers visit these units during week days and 2,500 during week ends. In the financial year 2016-17, extension of this project will be made in each District of West Bengal.
The scheme was introduced in December, 2013. Through this scheme, financial assistance is provided to the small and marginal farmers, Self Help Groups and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) having valid Bank/KCC account and community interest group for purchasing a combination of one Van Rickshaw or Vending Cart and 6 nos.
perforated poly crates with a view to minimize post harvest losses and to facilitate transportation of agricultural produces from farm to home or market. The amount of assistance given is Rs.10000/-. During 2015-16, a sum of Rs. 3 crore was released and 3000 nos. of beneficiaries were benefited under this scheme.
The scheme was introduced in December, 2013. Through this scheme, financial assistance is provided to the small and marginal farmers, Farmers’ interest groups and Self Help Groups, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) having valid Bank/KCC account and community interest group to help them in constructing different types of Storage Structures. The
amount of assistance given is to the tune of Rs.5000/-,12000/-or25000/-, depending upon the type of storage structures preferred by the selected beneficiary. Subsidy to the tune of Rs. 25,000/- is given to the construction of Storage structure of onion only. This is intended to have a stock in the lean season when price is gone up extra ordinarily. During 2015-16, a sum of Rs.6.3 crore was released and 8299 beneficiaries were benefited under this scheme.
The scheme was introduced in 2014. The scheme covers under demand no. 5 and belongs to Agriculture Department originally. However, as an allied Department of Agriculture, this Department also implements the scheme through the District level set up office of the Agricultural Marketing under the Directorate of Agricultural Marketing. Under this scheme,selected beneficiaries
aregetting assistance of Rs. 10000/- for constructing farm family level paddy processing yard for sun drying of per boiled paddy and/or Rs.8000/- for purchasing a manually operated grain drier and/or Rs.5000/- for constructing an improve low cost paddy and grain storage structures. During 2015-16, a sum of Rs.6.39 crore was released and 8276 beneficiaries were benefited under this scheme.