Background Inauguration of PFO Vision Mission POFPCLRegistration Details Operational Area of the PFO Board of Directors Shareholders / members details Category of Shareholders Annual General Meeting (AGM) Meeting, Training, Exposure visits Nature of Business Activities Business Model & Operations Value added products Marketing Crop wise / Variety wise area under cultivation of the PFO farmers Purchase and sale, volume and value Turnover of the PFO Business Plan of FPC
ROSE initiated a Farmer Producer Company by name Pudukkottai Organic Farmers Producer Company Ltd., (POFPCL), in 2013. It got it registered under sub section (2) of section 7 of The Companies Act, 2013. Prior to involving in the registration process, ROSE started a consultation process with farmers and Agricultural Scientists. It organized a consultation meeting at Agricultural Business Centre (ABC) Thiruvarakulam on 23 December 2013. Vrutti Livelihood Resource Centre, Bangaluru, a Resource Institution, facilitated the formation of POFPCL.
Inauguration of PFO:
District Collector Mr. Ganesh, IAS, inaugurated the PFO on 10 April 2015. The Department of Agriculture provided millet processing machineries like Dehuller, Destoner, Grader cum Cleaner under the IAMWARM scheme.
POFPCL envisions a sustainable livelihood for farmers providing poison free food for all and involving the future generation in wealthy agriculture.
To support and take initiatives for an end to end services in agriculture and allied production and marketing so as to generate sustainable and respectful livelihood to small and marginal farmers.
POFPCL Registration Details:
Registration Number: U01400TN2014PTC096992 dated 19 August 2014
DIC: 330222107743E, dated 22 November 2014
FSSAI: 22414160000115 dated 22 December 2014
TIN: 33636278652 dated 19 January 2015
Operational Area of the PFO:
It has so far covered 52 villages in Annavasal, Arimalam, Kunnandarkovil and Pudukkottai blocks of Pudukkottai district in Tamil Nadu.
Board of Directors:
There are 15 Board of Directors, of which 11 are males and 4 are females (26%). It is represented by 86% of small farmers.
Shareholders / members details:
POFPCL has enrolled 1028 farmers with 1000 farmers as shareholders. Each shareholders has 100 shares with a value of Rs. 10 each. Thus POFPCL has an authorised capital of Rs. one million and a paid up capital of another one million.
Category of Shareholders:
There are 418 male shareholders (44%) and 530 female shareholders (56%). There are 929 small and marginal farmers constituting 98% of the total shareholders. Big farmers constitute 19 representing just 2% of the total shareholders.
Annual General Meeting (AGM):
The first AGM of POFPCL was held on 03 July 2015 at Town Hall, Pudukkottai. 400 shareholders participated in the AGM.
The District Collector, Mr. Ganesh IAS, inaugurated and Deputy Director (AB) Mr. Mohamed Abdul Nazeer and other officials also participated.
Meeting, Training, Exposure visits:
Nature of Business Activities:
POFPCL is involved in procurement, processing and value addition of indigenous paddy, millets, pulses and oilseeds.
Business Model & Operations:
Value added products:
POFPCL is selling 70% of its produce to whole sellers based out in Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Kanniakumari and Bengalore. POFPCL is selling 30% of the processed products in retail on cash and carry basis.
Crop wise / Variety wise area under cultivation of the PFO farmers:
Purchase and sale, volume and value:
Turnover of the PFO:
Business Plan of FPC: