Haryana Govt to register FPO's warehouses on e-NAM platform
These pack houses are set up under the Crop Cluster Development Programme (CCDP) of the State Govt.
The Haryana government is determined to integrate packhouses /warehouses on the e-NAM platform of the Government of India. e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) is an electronic trading portal that forms a network of APMC mandis to create a single market for agricultural commodities. The government has decided to integrate pack houses with e-NAM, under which 3 pack houses of FPOs from the state will be registered. These pack houses are set up under the Crop Cluster Development Programme (CCDP) of the State Government.
During a video conferencing with Neelkamal Darbari, Managing Director, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC), Arjun Singh Saini, Haryana Director General, Horticulture, and other officers of the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, this information was spread out.
As per Arjun Singh Saini, The government of Haryana has registered 125 FPOs on the e-NAM portal to carry out online trading of horticultural items. Some additional features have been added in the e-NAM platform with updates for various facilities, including registration of FPOs on the platform, the addition of cold storage, storage under warehouse receipts, and linkage with markets among others.
As per the sources, 112 FPOs are already operating across the state for the supply of fruits and vegetables to the consumers. Some vehicles are being used to carry out the supply. Vehicles such as tractor trolleys, loading jeeps, and vending carts are being supplied to the farmers by the department and are being used for commodity transportation.
According to Saini, the FPOs are using the temporary platform at field-level for grading and packing (crates, baskets, and bags) at present.