Presently, about 7000 FPOs (including FPCs) are in existence in the country, which were formed under various initiatives of the Govt. of India (including SFAC), NABARD, State Govts., corporates and Civil Society Organizations. During the last 5 years’ period, NABARD alone has promoted 4484 FPOs under various programmes (as on 31 July 2020), of which 3087 have already been registered. Of these, 2403 FPOs are registered under Companies Act, 473 FPOs under Cooperative Societies Act, 90 FPOs under Trust Act and the remaining 121 FPOs under Societies Registration Act. Continuous efforts for capacity building and nurturing of FPOs are being taken up through expert agencies and Resource Support institutions, including the training establishments of NABARD.