The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare organized the first National consultative workshop on Strengthening Agri- Logistics in e-National Agriculture Market (e-Nam) in New Delhi, in which Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said strengthening agriculture will strengthen India.
Tomar said the greatest challenge in present times is to provide farmers the correct price for their produce and lauded the role of e-NAM for the same.
On strengthening Agri- Logistics the Minister suggested that Agri- Logistics starts with harvesting. Along with harvesting cleaning, grading, segregating, quality inspection, packaging and marketing have to be done so that the journey from production to consumer is completed.
Tomar emphasized that technology should reach the farmer, micro irrigation should be used to save water, there should be less usage of chemical fertilizers, input cost should be reduced, farmers should get a good price via MSP.
More than 200 prominent professionals participated. Senior officials from various states across the country were present. Union Minister of state for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala and Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggrawal also participated in the workshop.