“Kisan Rath” Mobile App to facilitate transportation of food grains and perishables during the lockdown

“Kisan Rath” Mobile App to facilitate transportation of food grains and perishables during the lockdown

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Kisan Rath' Mobile App to facilitate transportation of foodgrains ...

Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launches “Kisan Rath”Mobile App to facilitate transportation of foodgrains and perishables during lockdown
The Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched a farmer-friendly mobile application in Krishi Bhavan developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to facilitate farmers & traders in searching for transport vehicles for Primary and Secondary transportation for movement of Agriculture & Horticulture produces. Primary transportation would include movement from Farm to Mandis, FPO Collection Centre and Warehouses, etc. Secondary Transportation would include movement from Mandis to Intra-state & Inter-state mandis, Processing units, Railway station, Warehouses, and Wholesalers, etc.
While harvesting and sowing is going on, transportation will become easier with the Kisan Rath app as it will help farmers and traders for transporting produce from farm gate to mandi and mandi to mandi all over the country. At this juncture while the country is passing through the COVID-19 situation, this ‘Kisan Rath’ App will greatly facilitate farmers, FPOs and Cooperatives in the country to have the choice to find a suitable transport facility to transfer their agriculture produce from farm gate to markets
The Mobile Application named “Kisan Rath” facilitates Farmers and Traders in identifying the right mode of transportation for movement of farm produce ranging from foodgrain (cereal, coarse cereal, pulses, etc), Fruits & Vegetables, oilseeds, spices, fiber crops, flowers, bamboo, log & minor forest produce, coconuts etc. This App also facilitates traders in transportation of perishable commodities by Reefer (Refrigerated) vehicles.
Transportation of agri produce is critical and indispensable component of supply chain. Under the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country currently due to lockdown, “Kisan Rath” will ensure smooth and seamless supply linkages between farmers, warehouses, FPOs, APMC mandis and intra-State & inter-State buyers and help in reduction of food wastage by providing timely services. All these will contribute in better prices for perishable commodities.
The Consignors (farmer, FPOs, buyer/ trader) places a requirement for transportation on this app which is disseminated to transport aggregators in the market, who in turn interface with various truckers and fleet owners for obtaining a competitive quote against the requirement and passes back the quote and trucker details to the Consignor. Thereafter, the Consignor directly negotiates offline with the trucker and finalizes the deal. Once the trip is completed, the user can provide a rating/ feedback for the trucker in the App which, over a period of time, becomes a feedback mechanism for the transporter to improve their services. This would also help the Consignors in the selection process of Logistics Service Providers in the future.
 Kisan Rath App Download Link-Click Here

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