Coimbatore: The state government has presented the prestigious best performing FPO award to Velliangiri Uzhavan. Isha foundation backs the Velliangiri Uzhavan initiative, a farmer producing company (FPO)
The 72nd Republic Day celebration of the state saw the Chief Minister Edapadi K Palaniswamy felicitating Velliangiri Uzhavan with Best Performing FPO under the Governance category. The award was received by Kumar, a farmer from Thondamuthur and also the proud chairman of the FPO.
Isha Foundation claims that the last financial year saw the FPO recording an annual turnover of Rs.11.13 crore by selling coconuts, sugarcanes, vegetables from the farm to the market directly.
Velliangiri Uzhavan was inaugurated in 2013 under the watchful eyes of Isha Founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev that started with around 1000 farmers, with small time and marginal farmers of which 38% represent women.