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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
14 DEC 2021 6:15PM by PIB Delhi
Compliance Norms Related to Farmer Producers Organizations

As informed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, a new Chapter XXIA was incorporated in the Companies Act, 2013 (CA-13) relating to Producer Companies vide the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 which got commenced on 11.02.2021. Earlier, the provisions relating to Producer Companies were part of the Companies Act, 1956.

As per Section 378 C(5) of the CA-13, a Producer Company is deemed to be a private company under the CA-13. Relaxations have been provided to private companies under CA-13 which are also applicable to the Producer Companies. In addition to this, other relaxations offered to companies from time to time like extension of AGMs, relaxation on timelines for annual fillings, etc. are also applicable to Producer Companies.

Section 446B of the Companies Act, 2013 amended vide the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 provides for lesser penalties for certain class of companies which inter-alia includes Producer Companies.

The Government of India has launched the Central Sector Scheme of “Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)” to form and promote 10,000 new FPOs which will leverage economies of scale, reduction of cost of production and enhancing farmers’ incomes thus playing a major role towards doubling the income of farmers. Under this scheme, provision is made for professional handholding support for a period of five years to new FPOs formed.

Under the said Central Sector Scheme, Implementing Agencies (IAs) have been allocated a total of 4965 FPO produce clusters so far, out of which a total of 1762 no. of FPOs have been registered from 30 States/ UTs. The State-wise FPOs registered is Annexed.

State-wise FPOs registered under the new Central Sector Scheme of Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs).

(as on 10th December, 2021)

Sr. No.

State Name

Grand Total

1

Andhra Pradesh

60

2

Arunachal Pradesh

3

3

Assam

73

4

Bihar

96

5

Chhattisgarh

45

7

Gujarat

56

8

Haryana

72

9

Himachal Pradesh

46

10

Jammu & Kashmir

43

11

Jharkhand

74

12

Karnataka

145

13

Kerala

31

14

Ladakh

2

15

Madhya Pradesh

136

16

Maharashtra

136

17

Manipur

7

18

Meghalaya

4

19

Mizoram

7

20

Nagaland

8

21

Odisha

118

22

Puducherry

1

23

Punjab

17

24

Rajasthan

114

25

Sikkim

1

26

Tamil Nadu

125

27

Telangana

82

28

Tripura

13

29

Uttar Pradesh

188

30

Uttarakhand

50

31

West Bengal

9

Grand Total

1762

 

 

This information was given by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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