Centre asks states to set up unified agriculture market
Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday urged states to think over setting up unified agriculture markets at state level, saying it will help the central government as well in successfully implementing the ‘National Unified Agriculture Market’.
The Agriculture Minister underlined the importance of e-marketing and infrastructure development of e-mandis while chairing a meeting of the consultative committee of Parliamentarians of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Stating that e-marketing will help bring one-agriculture market concept in the country, the Minister said: “Think about the unified agriculture market for the states so that farmers can sell their agriculture produce at single place. This will also enable the concept of National Unified Agriculture Market to be successful.”
Farmers would need to be educated about this concept as e-mandis would require a software where farmers could enter the data related to agriculture produce, he said in a statement.