GNFC Neem Project in Uttar Pradesh
In order to fulfil Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of 100% Neem coating of Urea, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) undertook an innovative multidimensional Socio Economic Neem Project since 2015. GNFC has collected more than 45000 MT Neem seed through 4.5 Lacs rural women in last three years in five states namely Gujarat, Maharashtra, MP Karnataka & Rajasthan in more than 60 districts. Many Government organisations and NGO’s like Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company (GLPC), Reliance Foundation, ENARDE foundation, ATTAPI etc. in Gujarat, Gramin Vikash Trust (MP), Mahila Aarthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) in Maharashtra & Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) have partnered with GNFC for collection of Neem Seeds. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) have also signed MOU with GNFC for Rural Development & Women Empowerment. This year, GNFC had planned to expand this project in UP by signing a MoU with IFFCO for this purpose. Smt Smriti Zubin Irani (Union Cabinet Minister for Textile, Information & Broadcasting, GOI) launched the Uttar Pradesh Neem Project at Kathaura –Jagdishpur, District Amethi (UP) on 13.04.2018.