Telangana Government in talks with NALSAR to ease online trade for farmers

With a view to encourage farmers to sell their agriculture produces online across the country, the state marketing department is in touch with the NALSAR University for simplification of online trade.

“We are in touch with NALSAR to further simplify the guidelines for online trade,” marketing minister T Harish Rao said after signing an MoU with Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) for preparing the plans for strengthening the marketing department.

“In tune with the national marketing policy, the Telangana State is competing with Haryana in online trading by farmers,” Harish Rao said.

Earlier, Harish Rao launched the two-day training programme for farmers on national agriculture market.

He said 214 agriculture markets in the country were linked to the portal of National Agriculture Market (NAM), in which 44 agriculture markets were from Telangana. Farmers can place their orders online and the amount would be deposited directly in their bank accounts avoiding middlemen.

The NAM would provide a platform for farmers, for collecting market fee at one point and getting remunerative price in the market for the agriculture produce. He said that Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh agreed to procure green gram from Mahbubnagar, Rangareddy and Medak farmers through NAFED and FCI.

Harish Rao further said Rythu Bazars in the state were being strengthened. “In the first phase, Rythu Bazars will be set up in all Revenue Division headquarters. In the second phase Rythu Bazars will be set up in all the Assembly segments in the state,” the marketing minister said.

Source: The New Indian Express

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