Assam: Farmers to be benefitted from market linkage

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Assam, Guwahati: A farm linkage programme gets launched this Wednesday by The North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) of the Union DoNER ministry to bring fresh farm products directly to housing societies. The main purpose of this programme is to eliminate the travel of residents to nearby markets so that pandemic spread can be minimized and also ensure no disruptions of business to the farmers.

While the farmers try off hard to sell amid Covid-19 restrictions, this initiative shall prove helpful in getting competitive reimbursement for their produce and consumers to get fresh products to buy safely. 

The farmers have been getting market links through NERAMAC, for products and locations, including Banana from Dudhnoi, Izong Rice from Rani, Watermelon from Udalguri, Black rice & Cinnamon from Manipur, Black Pepper from Mancachar, Golaghat & West Garo Hills, and large Cardamom from Sikkim. An improvement on conditions of the farmers of the NE region, with an adaptable platform to disburse their products at reasonable cost have been the focusing points for NERAMAC, says Minister.

After the market linkage, the farmers have benefitted with reasonable prices by bypassing their produce to middlemen, giving out hope to all the farmers, who incurred huge losses.

The program was flagged off by the state Agricultural Minister Atul Bora.

Managing Director NERAMAC, Manoj Kumar Das, Horticulture Director, Triranga Bharatiya Bora, and few other Dignitaries too attended the inaugural event at NERAMAC, in compliance with Covid Protocols.