Chandigarh- Punjab Finance, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Sh. Harpal Singh Cheema stated that e-trading of agricultural produce value Rs. 10, 000 Crore has been transacted by means of 79 Mandis of Punjab linked with the portal of digital National Agriculture Market (e-NAM).
Addressing the convention titled ‘To Nurture the e-NAM platform of Punjab’ organised by Punjab Mandi Board in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the Finance Minister Sh. Harpal Singh Cheema stated that to this point 2, 17, 426 farmers, 8, 703 Commission Agents, and a couple of, 423 Traders have been registered with e-NAM and e-trade of 28.10 Lakh Ton of agriculture commodities together with Potato, Basmati, Maize, Kinnow, Moong complete, Cotton and Green Peas, Capsicum, Melon, Lychee and Sunflower has been accomplished.
Stressing on creating e-marketing consciousness amongst farmers to fulfill future challenges, the Finance Minister stated that he’s elated to know that the farmers are being inspired in the direction of the e-NAM scheme moreover offering them coaching relating to e-NAM portal and cellular app. He stated that e-marketing facilitates farmers to promote their produce in different states of the nation and all over the world. He stated that e-market is a around the clock open platform, so farmers can promote their produce anytime and each time they wish to promote. He stated that farmers and particularly younger farmers ought to make efforts to discover on-line grocery shops, market place choices accessible on social media websites and making their very own internet portals to market their produce on to customers for making agriculture a extra worthwhile enterprise. for this function e-NAM Portal will likely be of nice use
Meanwhile, Chairman Punjab Mandi Board Sh. Harchand Singh Barsat stated that the Mandi Board has undertook plenty of initiatives to make sure higher utilization of its infrastructure to fulfill future challenges. He stated that the Board has additionally been engaged on producing new income assets and quoted the instance of Kisan Bhawan that has tripled its income not too long ago. He introduced that 15 extra APMCs will likely be connected to the e-NAM portal on the finish of the 12 months. Beside this expertise of nationwide and worldwide markets of agricultural produce is shared by Dr. J.S Yadav, M.D, COSAMB, New Delhi and Mr. Dushyant Kumar Tyagi, CEO, Farmgate Technologies (Nagarjuna Group).
Special Chief Secretary Sh. KAP Sinha stated that the motto of the Punjab Government is that the farmers ought to get empowered. He stated that the state authorities has been engaged on offering alternatives like e-marketing to the farmers of the state in order that they will compete on this quick altering world.
Secretary Punjab Mandi Board Smt. Amrit Kaur Gill welcomed the Chief Guest and different outstanding personalities attending the convention. She stresses for the digitization of mandi operation.
Additional Secretary Punjab Mandi Board Sh. Rahul Gupta stakeholders from Industry COSAMB, Nagarjuna Group, Flying Trade India Limited, Pargo Foods Pvt Ltd and many others and FICCI consultant AVS Barsat have been additionally current on this event.