GNFC organized “Neem Seeds Collection Programme” at Nani Rajasthali village of Palitana
GNFC organized “Neem Seeds Collection Programme”at Nani Rajasthali village of Palitana talukaon 07/06/2017
More than 1500 farmers, rural women, landless agricultural labour and representatives from Neem Seed Collection Centers were remain Present from Bhavnagar District. Hon’ble Dr. Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, and Chemical & Fertilizers chaired the programme. Dr. Vallabhabhai Kathiria, Chairman, Gujarat State Gauseva & Gauchar Vikas Board, Shri Mahendrasinh Sarvaiya, Ex. MLA, Palitana and Shri Nagajibhai Vaghani, Chairman, Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Palitana were also remain present.
Hon’ble Union Minister appealed to the rural women to join hands with GNFC to create additional income for themselves through collection of Neem seeds. He suggested that Palitana branch of APMC could give incentive to Neem seeds collectors. This suggestion was accepted by Chairman of APMC, Palitana.
The programme successfully created awareness about Neem seed collection, and the empowerment it has brought to women by fulfilling the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister of 100% Neem Coating Urea. The entrepreneurial and self-employment opportunities were highlighted. Many women showed interest. Gauging by that, it is estimated that the Neem Project will collect 1000 MT Neem seeds from Bhavnagar District while creating additional income for more than 10,000 rural women.