1. Assistance to Farmers:
Though, NERAMAC had operated on small scale, its intervention in the market had helped the growers of pineapple, orange, ginger, cashew nut, citronella grass, grass broom etc. to obtain better price for their produces. The pineapple growers of Tripura and Silchar were getting only 15/20 paise per kilogram of pineapple till 1988 when the Corporation set up its Pineapple Juice Concentration Plant at Nalkata. Now, the growers of pineapple are being paid Rs. 2.00 and more for per kg of pineapple depending on the quality. During the peak season, the farmers used to throw away the pineapple. Since the entire quantity of pineapple is procured by NERAMAC, the farmers now get price for their full production.
The cashew nut growers in Northeastern region were getting only Rs.5 to Rs.6 for per kilogram of raw cashew nut till NERAMAC had set up its cashew nut processing unit. Currently the farmers are getting a price ranging Rs. 20.00 to Rs. 40.00 depending on the quality.
The ginger growers were getting only paise 50 per kilogram of ginger. Currently, the farmers are getting a price ranging between Rs. 5.00 to Rs. 15.00 per kilogram of ginger depending on the quality.
The citronella oil was sold at the rate of Rs. 40.00 per kilogram. The current rate of citronella oil is more than Rs.400 per kilogram.
The grass broom was available at Rs. 1.00 to Rs. 1.50 per kg. Now, the farmers are getting not less than Rs. 15.00 per kilogram of grass.
During the year 1986-87 the farmers of Bamboo Sticks for Agarbatti were getting only Rs. 0.75 to Re. 1.00 per Kg. for Bamboo Sticks of different sizes. Currently the farmers are getting Rs. 5.00 to Rs. 7.00 per Kg of Bamboo Sticks. Thousands of farmers are engaged in this activity.
2. Intervention in Marketing:
NERAMAC’s intervention in marketing of agricultural commodities like Ginger, Citronella Oil, Grass Broom, Bamboo Sticks etc helped thousands of farmers engaged in cultivation of these produces obtain remunerative price.
The marketing of Processed products manufactured by all the Processing Units spread throughout the North Eastern Region helped these units to market their products, besides helping the farmers indirectly.