.........Turmeric farmers of Kandhamal can now sell their produce online.Kandhamal turmeric will be sold by National Agriculture Marketing, a government-run pan-India electronic trading portal, through its e-nam (www.enam.gov.in/) website.
The benefits will go to buyers - be it large retailers, processors or exporters, as they can log into the platform and source from any mandi in India connected to the portal. They do not need to be physically present or depend on intermediaries for trading. “The standard and quality of the produces will be displayed on the website along with a minimum support price by referring to which, auction will be held so that farmer can sell their produce at the highest rate,” said the Project Director of OSAMB (Odisha State Agricultural Marketing Board), Premananda Khuntia. He was speaking at a programme organised in the RMC market yard of Raikia on Tuesday.
Sources said the farmers and buyers have to register themselves in the website to buy or sell the produce. Registration can be done at Raikia RMC.
While this system has already been introduced in other States, Odisha Government has decided to sell coconuts from Sakhigopal, chillies from Kuchinda, cotton from Rayagada and Gajapati, onions from Kantabanji, ginger from Koraput and maize from Nabarangpur apart from Kandhamal’s turmeric from e-nam website. Representative of NAM Rashmi Ranjan Naik, Chairman of Raikia RMC Suranjan Pradhan were present on the occasion.