On behalf of Mukti, Mr. Harisadhan Mondal and Mr. Pintu Halder have participated in a training on various Government projects and schemes related to insurance plans, agriculture and climate risk management. The training has been organized by two NGOs – SPADE and Baruipur Palli Unnayan Samiti on 28th April 2022 at the conference hall of Bairuipur Palli Unnayan Samiti.
With Mukti 40 participants from 15-20 other organizations have participated in the training.
Participants are introduced to all types of insurance schemes implemented by the Government of West Bengal and are provided knowledge of how consumers can get benefit from these schemes.
For the welfare of farmers, the FPO (Farmer Producer Organizations) plan introduced by the government has been highlighted. The main aim of the FPO is to ensure a better income for the producers through an organization of their own. Small producers do not have the volume individually to get the benefit of economies of scale. In agricultural marketing, there is a chain of intermediaries, who often work non-transparently leading to the situation, where the producer receives only a small part of the value, which the ultimate consumer pays. This will be eliminated. Through accumulation, the primary producers can avail the benefit from the economies of scale. Farmers’ Producers have better bargaining power in the form of bulk buyers of produce and bulk suppliers of inputs.
The participants are introduced to the climate risk management program and the policies of the Govt. of West Bengal (GWB) related to it. West Bengal is vulnerable to natural calamities like floods, cyclones, hail storms, thunder squall, drought, landslides, erosion and sometimes earthquakes because of its geo-morphological, climatic and seismic conditions. Floods and Cyclonic storms occur almost every year in different parts of the State, especially Sundarban and inflict huge loss of life and property causing untold hardships and trauma in the lives of the people. These natural disasters strike at the very root of the economic growth of the state. The “GWB” has undertaken several policies with a proactive, comprehensive, and sustained approach to disaster management to reduce the detrimental effects of disasters on the overall socio-economic development of the state.