The Common Services Centres (CSC) E-Governance India Ltd has unveiled a unique Agri Services Portal that will act as a one-stop destination and marketplace for small farmers.
To empower small and marginal farmers, who constitute 86 per cent of India’s farming community.
About Agri Services E-Marketplace:
The portal “www.cscagri.in” will provide services to farmers with ease and at an affordable cost.
Small and marginal farmers, who do not have easy access to the digital world can avail essential agri services through this portal.
i.Buying agri-input products with the help of Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) and Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) through Kisan e-Mart.
ii.Renting and hiring of agriculture implements and machinery through the MOVR application hosted on the portal.
iv.Sale of farm produce.
v.Tele-consultations with scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of ICAR.
vi.Loan and Insurance facility.
Various government schemes for farmers will also be available which includes,
- Kisan Credit Card
- PM Fasal Bima Yojana
- PM Kisan Samman Nidhi
- PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana
About CSC SPV:
i.The CSC SPV is a special purpose vehicle(SPV) under the Ministry of Electronics & IT that provides a host of electronic services to consumers through its common service centres.
ii.CSC SPV currently operates around 3.74 lakh CSCs, 80 percent of which are functional in rural and semi-urban areas.
iii.CSC SPV plans to reach out to 6,000 FPOs, one in each block of the country, this year and have already onboarded 1,000 FPOs on this new platform.
Recent related News:
On April 15, 2021, The Common Services Center (CSC), the government’s e-governance services arm, made a partnership with Tata Power to set up solar-powered micro grids and water pumps in rural areas across the country.