Online National Agriculture Market

Date: July 02, 2015

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Cabinet clears setting up of online national agriculture market

Government today approved the setting up of an online national agriculture market that will provide more options to farmers for selling their produce.A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

For online national agriculture market, an online platform will be set up. On this platform farmers will be able to sell and buy vegetables, fruits and other produce from across the country. In this regard, Union government will also establish an agency to oversee online trading and ensure that transactions take place smoothly.  This online agriculture market will also focus on creating godowns and facilitate transportation of the farm produce after the online trade. 

prepare iasIt is expected to give choice to farmers to sell the farm produce both in physical mandis or online platform. The freer access to sell via online trade is likely to boost their incomes and improve availability, moderating price rise.