Farmer service centres (FSCs) at the block level, paired with a centralized support structure. FSCs are envisioned to cater to the needs of farmers by providing proactive and locally relevant extension services as well as being access points to all government sponsored schemes and services. The central support structure will be two-pronged: (i) a help line to provide easy access to information about government services, and a grievance redressal mechanism to strengthen governance. (ii) an information tool to strengthen extension services All of these efforts will converge at the district level, with operations over-seen by the district administration.
FARMER SERVICE CENTRE:
Farmers service Centres will be established with a block as the operational area. It will be a one-stop centre for all services, which include:
- Weather monitoring and updates on daily weather forecasts
- Monitoring of biotic and abiotic stresses: soil moisture, soil quality, pest and disease, etc.
- Custom recommendations based on soil health and crop requirements
- Problem diagnosis on pest and disease, plant growth, etc.
- Crop Advisories
- Accessing institutional credit for farmers and farmer collectives
- Access to crop, livestock and other insurance schemes
- Subsidies and Schemes
- Biofertilisers and biopesticides
- Farm tools, equipment and machinery
Custom Hiring Centres
- for farm machinery
- Processing facilities
- skilled labor
Quality Management Systems
- Third Party Organic Certifications.
- PGS (Participatory Guarantee System),
- Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
- Procurement centre for agri-produce
- Market Information
- Market linkages
Support to FPOs
- Legal compliance
- Access to credit
- Capacity building
- Planning and Management