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Agriculture News : Digital Farm Market Platform will be Launched on April 14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a digital platform for enabling farmers to sell their produce at a better rate anywhere in the country will be launched on April 14. It ensures doubling of the farmers' income by 2022.

Recently government has launched Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme to ensure the welfare of the farmers who have been in distress due to vagaries of weather.

He told to use more and more use of modern technology and equipment along with traditional wisdom of farming to boost the agriculture sector not only to meet the domestic needs but also cater to the demands from abroad.

"We are setting up a National Agriculture Market, a virtual and digital platform, in the coming days On April 14, the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, we will launch the online platform," Modi said.

This platform will help the farmer to sell their produce anywhere in the country using a mobile phone to get better price.

Under the e-agri platform all the 585 wholesale mandis of the country will be integrated by 2018 in a gradual stages. About 200 mandis will be integrated by this March-end where as another 200 will be connected to the online platform in 2017 and the rest by 2018.