As a part of the TNSCM project, Kadayanallur PPC located in Tirunelveli is taking steps for the growth of lemon farmers, through direct procurement by marketing and operationalizing partner i.e. Velliseri FPO.
On 4.07.2020, a formal interaction was held between officials of DDAB, Tirunelveli and Villiseri FPO and farmers for creating awareness about the procurement of lemon from farmers by FPO for direct sales and value addition of lemon.
About 15-20 farmers participated in the meeting and showed interest in selling their produce to FPO. As a result of this procurement, farmers will be benefited from commission charges and transportation charges. These charges are not applicable, if they follow conventional methods of selling to the Puliyangudi market.
In this meeting, DDAB Mr.Muruganantham, AO, and AAOs, officials of Velliseri FPO, and farmers participated by following safety norms against Covid-19 like social distancing, face masks, using hand sanitizers etc.