MISSION ORGANIC VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT FOR NORTH EASTERN REGION (MOVCDNER)
Realizing the potential of organic farming in the North Eastern Region of the country Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has launched a Central Sector Scheme entitled “Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region” for implementation in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, during the 12th plan period. The scheme aims at development of certified organic production in a value chain mode to link growers with consumers and to support the development of entire value chain starting from inputs, seeds, certification, to the creation of facilities for collection, aggregation, processing marketing and brand building initiative.
- To mobilize commodity clusters and facilitate capacity building, handholding and infrastructure creation for on-farm input production, training on package of practices and facilitating certification services to farmers.
- To facilitate creation and linking of enterprises (local enterprises/ farmer producer companies) that can create and operate collection, aggregation and post harvest processes, trade organic products and provide necessary services to farmers and to work towards increasing their market.
- To set up lead agencies at central and state to partner with value chain supporting agencies, service providers and institute business development consultancies. To provide access to information, know- how and finance and enabling the enterprises to offer efficient services, support them in building required management capacities, and stimulating market growth.
MISSION IMPLEMENTATION STRUCTURE
The scheme “Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region” will be implemented in a Mission mode. The Mission structure at GOI level will comprise of National Advisory Committee (NAC), Executive Committee (EC), Mission Monitoring Committee (MMC) and Mission Head Quarter at DAC&FW.
At state level the mission is implemented by the State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) and executed through a designated state Lead Agency in the form of state “Manipur Organic Mission Agency”. The State Lead Agency shall function under the overall supervision of the Department of Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Manipur and Department of Agriculture, Manipur and “Manipur Organic Mission Agency” shall be manned by professional experts.
MOVCDNER IN MANIPUR
State Level Executive Committee (SLEC)
As per the guideline given by Integrated Nutrient Management Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Govt. of India, a State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) has been formed on 30th Jan, 2016. SLEC is the sole responsible body for effective implementation of the mission objectives, judicious utilization of sanctioned funds and to ensure necessary credit flow for infrastructure creationof the scheme at the State level. The committee is headed by the Chief Secretary, Government of Manipur.