Udaipur: District Collector Tarachand Meena inaugurated Zawar Mata Krishi Vikas Kendra in the Zawar Mines area. Collector Meena said that with the initiative taken by Hindustan Zinc, farmers would benefit from modern agriculture and technology and the scheme of agro-processing, and their income would increase.
In the program, farmers were given detailed information about government schemes and loans to join processing units and start small units to get a reasonable product price. Collector Meena was made aware of the possibilities of the honey processing unit in the Zawar area. He appreciated the projects by Hindustan Zinc for rural development, women empowerment through self-help groups, and the work for farmers.
On this occasion, Zawar Sarpanch Prakash Meena, Agriculture Deputy Director Sudhir Kumar Verma, Horticulture Deputy Director Dr. KN Singh, Livestock Deputy Director Dr. Bhardwaj, BAIF Chief Program Manager Surendra Vedia, IBU Zawar CEO Vinod Kumar, Hindustan Zinc's CSR Head Anupam Nidhi, Zawar Mines Mazdoor Union General Secretary Lalu Ram, Working President Nagaram and farmers were present.
Farmers got support from Samadhan Project.
Under the Samadhan project of Hindustan Zinc, 740 farmers are associated with this Krishi Vikas Kendra in Zawar. Of these, 40 percent are women, and 37 FIGs are connected through Zawar Mata Krishi Vikas Kendra. This is a unique program through which 5 Krishi Vikas Kendras have been established. With this, farmer beneficiaries will get the benefit of Krishi Seva Kendra. According to their demand, crop seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, etc., will be available to the farmers associated with this center at reasonable rates through FPOs. Similarly, FPOs have been set up at Debari, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, and Bhilwara, in addition to Zawar.