J&K’s ‘UMEED’ scheme helps create first-ever women dairy Farmer Producer Organization

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), June 08 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM), 'UMEED', through its Self Help Group (SHG) platform has initiated a first of its kind all-women dairy Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) at Mitrigam in Pulwama district. This FPO functions like any other professional private limited company; it has a CEO and Board of Members. It can undertake all activities as per its Article of Association (AOA) for the collective effort of farmers, including setting up common facilities like a milk plant, fodder plant, etc. The organization aims to help its members achieve better produce prices by having better market linkages. It will also create employment opportunities and provide a stable market platform for women. There are several government schemes to help those in the dairy business, and the members of this SHG are also benefitting from it.

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