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Agriculture Business Centre will be Soon in Tamil Nadu.

To assist farmers in finding potential markets and eliminate middlemen in selling agri-produces, Agriculture Business Centre will be soon set up in 10 districts in the Tamil Nadu.

On the basis of farmers’ demand and success of the first phase, in future, this centre would be established at block level. This was described at a special training programme on establishment of Agriculture Business Centre (ABC) meant for Pudhu Vazhvu project coordinators and staff in 10 districts.

Farmers should prefer crops based on climate condition, soil and water, said V. Shantha, Pudhu Vaazhvu Thittam Director. To get better price for their produce and avoid glut in the market, rotation of crop on the basis of climate would help farmers.

She said that in Salem, Sago created a Rs.1,500 crore market because of it being a value addition of tapioca.

To bring farmer's produce to this centre for marketing, it would facilitate them. to eliminate middlemen and to find a potential market for agri-produces was the main aim of this.

The ABC produce collectors would collect agri-produces from farmers in hinterland and bring them to the market in the main land. It would deal with vegetables, fruits, flowers and millets. They would establish one ABC per block in future. On the basis of demand from farmers, many centres would be established.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/