Uttar Pradesh witnessed the launch of the innovative E-Mandi project on March 1. Reflecting the state government's aspirations of assuring sufficient incomes to farmers, the scheme entails the establishment of grain and vegetable markets equipped with information technology. As per the plans, these centres would minimalise human interferences by providing an online platform for most of the operations.
Login ID for all stakeholders to carry operations online
Uttar Pradesh has 251 regulated Mandi Committees out of which 220 have established markets at the specified locations. The E-Mandi portal has modules for facilitating the stakeholders of the market. This includes modules for licenses, 6R, 9R, gate passes, entry slips and digital payment amongst other things. All stakeholders have been assigned login IDs through which they would carry out all operations online.
Not only would this website provide a safe and secure platform for dealings related to the market but it would also aid in the dissemination of the necessary information from time to time. The framework of this interface has been developed keeping in mind the problems faced by the market participants in the region and the best practices deployed in other states.
Licenses, gate passes and entry slips to be provided online
All the committees in the state have been mandated to use the services of the E-Mandi platform. During the process of its execution, the authorities would evaluate all problems and suggestions to modify the scheme so that maximum benefits can flow to the businessmen and farmers.
As a part of the proposed plan, the farmers would be provided with the facility of computerised entry slips at entry gates. Additionally, individuals will now get licenses and gate passes through an online process of registrations. This would provide relief to the farmers who had to travel long distances in order to procure the gate pass. There would be a provision of distinct entry slips for all products exported from the other states. In the next phase of the implementation, the market participants would be able to pay the fare and development cess for the markets.