Rajasthan develops mobile app for purchase, sale of organic products

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  • Now purchase and sale of organic products in Rajasthan can be done online using Raj Kisan Organic mobile application, developed by the agriculture department for coordination and negotiation between farmers and the buyers.
  • Rajasthan agriculture minister Lalchand Kataria said as the demand for organic products was increasing,more and more farmers were switching to organic farming with more than 20,000 becoming members of around 90 organic producer groups registered with the Rajasthan State Organic Certification Organization.
  • However, these farmers found it difficult to find a structured market to sell their produce, a problem that the new app named Raj Kisan Organic promises to solve by providing an interface to farmers and the consumers of organic produce.
  • Individual farmers or farmer groups can register themselves by downloading this app from Google play store and directly sell their products to registered buyers. Till date, 160 farmers and 29 buyers have got themselves registered on this app.
  • Commissioner, agriculture department, Dr Omprakash said that the farmers are also required to enter the details of the certificate issued by relevant authority verifying their credentials in the mobile app before they can upload the details of organic cultivable land, crop name, salable yield, price of produce etc which allows interested buyers to contact the farmers.
  • Source: www.hindustantimes.com

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