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Rupala emphasises need for adopting international marketing strategies by farmers

webindia123 2018-10-11 00:00:00
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Parshottam Rupala on Thursday emphasised the need for adopting international marketing strategies by the farmers and said the linking of national agriculture market with the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) would contribute significantly in the development and welfare of the farming community.

Speaking during the inauguration of two-day 32nd World Conference of WUWM, organised in Gurugram here, the Union Minister said it is for the time in the history of the country that a conference of wholesale market has been organised, keeping in view the interest of farmers.

Delegates from a total of 19 countries from five continents, Embassies and diplomatic officers from 16 countries and over 50 Indian delegates from different State Agricultural Marketing Boards of India are participating in this conference.

Describing the conference as an important step towards the progress of farmers, Mr Rupala said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, various steps are being taken by the Central government for enhancing the productivity, as well as income of the farmers. Such type of conferences would prove to be a milestone in realising the Prime Minister's vision of building a new India, he added.

The Union Minister said farmers would be made more resourceful through the linking of e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) system with WUWM. Appreciating the Haryana government, specially Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister OP Dhankar, Mr Rupala said Haryana is the first state in the country to implement the Bhavantar Bharpai Yojna for the benefit of farmers by using digital technology, which clearly reflects the pro-farmer approach of the present state government.

The Union Minister said Mr Modi's ambition is to ensure that the ryots get remunerative prices of their produce through linking of e-NAM system with International Trade Forums. He said the suggestions received in the two-day conference here would go a long way in taking concrete decisions in the interest of farming community. Today, Haryana is producing rice more than the prescribed quantities of international standards, which is a significant achievement, but there is a need to link it with international trade markets, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Dhankar said modern mandis of international standards were being set up in the state for the prosperity of farmers. He said a flower mandi would be set up in Gurugram, with the collaboration of International Flora market of Rio-De-Janerio. Apart from this, an apple market was being set up in Pinjore, while a huge market was also being developed in Gannaur of Sonipat district, over 600 acre of land, he added.

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