Home Minister addresses the National Symposium on Cooperative Exports

National Symposium on Cooperative Exports
National Symposium on Cooperative Exports

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah addressed the ‘National Symposium on Cooperative Exports’ organized by the National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL) in New Delhi. He launched the logo, website, and brochure of NCEL and distributed membership certificates to NCEL members.

In his address, Shri Amit Shah discussed the establishment of the National Cooperative Export Limited (NCEL) and its objectives. NCEL aims to increase exports, especially agricultural exports, making farmers prosperous, changing crop patterns, and enabling 2 crore farmers of the country to declare their land as natural by 2027. He emphasized that NCEL will be a link between farmers and the global market for various agricultural and organic products.

Shri Shah also mentioned the Prime Minister’s initiatives to promote natural farming in the country and the benefits this will provide to farmers. He highlighted that NCEL will serve as a platform for selling organic products from more than 2 crore farmers in the global market. Additionally, he discussed the potential of India’s biofuel production and export.

Furthermore, the Minister of Cooperation mentioned that NCEL will strengthen the cooperative sector in the country, which is essential for the economic growth and prosperity of the rural population. He explained that agricultural and rural products contribute significantly to India’s GDP, and NCEL will support cooperatives in these sectors. Shri Amit Shah expressed his confidence that NCEL will become a successful cooperative venture.

He also stressed the need to increase the export profits that reach farmers and explained that at least 50% of the export profits will go directly to the farmers through NCEL. This will be achieved by procuring from farmers at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and distributing 50% of the profit directly to their bank accounts.

Shri Amit Shah shared the vision of developing NCEL into a complete export ecosystem that covers various aspects of the export process, from procurement to marketing, branding, packaging, certification, and research and development. The organization will collaborate with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of External Affairs, and Indian embassies abroad for market linkages. It will also work to connect Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs) and Primary Agriculture Cooperative Credit Societies (PACS) to ensure that production aligns with market demand.

The Minister concluded by highlighting the three multi-state cooperative societies formed by Prime Minister Modi for seed production, organic product certification and branding, and export. These initiatives are aimed at increasing exports and benefiting farmers. Shri Amit Shah’s address underlined the government’s commitment to enhancing the cooperative sector and supporting farmers in achieving prosperity through exports and natural farming.

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