THE CAMPCO LTD
P.B.No:223, “Varanashi Towers”, Mission Street, Mangalore – 575 001.
23rd Sept. 2016
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Cooperative and Farmer Welfare, Government of India had in its F.No.11-21/2016-Hort dated 9th August, 2016 issued a circular on clarification regarding inclusion of plantation crops in the ambit of Micro Irrigation Scheme under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yogaja (PMKSY) for availing central assistance wherein Arecanut and Tobacco was excluded.
The subject was debated by the Farmer Members in the General Body of the Annual General Body Meeting of The CAMPCO Ltd. held on 17th Sept. 2016 wherein the President Sri.S.R.Satischandra assured the Farmer Members that CAMPCO will intervene. As such CAMPCO President Sri.S.R.Satischandra, Sri.A.Subrahmanya Bhat, Former Managing Director CAMPCO; Sri.H.S.Manjappa, Sr.Cooperator; Sri.Araga Jnanendra, Former MLA Shivamogga and Sri.H.S.Shivakumar, President, TUMCOS and Sri.Ashok Rai K, Agricultuist rushed to Delhi on 19th Sept. and with the guidance of Sri.D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation met the Hon’ble Secretary of Agriculture Sri.S.K.Patnaik and highlighted the issue in the Circular and requested for rectification. Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi was kind enough to come to the rescue of the Arecanut Farmers and immediately revised its Order vide F.No.11-21/2016-Hort dated 21st Sept. 2016 and now the Arecanut Growers are also eligible for availing the benefit under the PMKSY Scheme.
The CAMPCO lead Delegation also met Smt.Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Union Minister for Commerce & Industry; Sri.J.P.Nadda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare; Sri.Anant Kumar, Hon’ble Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs; Sri.P.P.Choudhary, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Law and Justice and briefed on the various problems faced by the Arecanut Growers.
CAMPCO on behalf of the entire Arecanut fraternity is grateful to the ever obliging Union Ministers for immediately responding to the Arecanut Growers needs.
Copy of the Circular is attached herewith for kind information.
CAMPCO requests that the same may be brought to the information of the Farmers.
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