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Modi launches campaign for 10,000 FPOs

Addressing a Kisan Sammelan in Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign to set up 10,000 new farmer producer organisations (FPOs) across the country in the next five years.

Addressing a function to commemorate the first anniversary of the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, Modi said a new FPO will be set up to increase the income of the farmers and to empower them. This will enable the farmers to market and process the crops along with producing them.

He said Rs 5,000 crore will be spent on this in the next five years.

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