facilities in Rural Haats and therefore both the farmers and consumers suffer. There are nearly 3500 rural haats in the State, out of which 300 rural haats will be selected on predefined selection criteria for upgradation.
b. The basic infrastructure like platform with shed; pavements, drinking water facility, electricity, toilets, godown etc. are proposed to be created at these 300 locations.
B. 1.4 Introducing E-Marketing Platforms:
a. Under this subcomponent, 294 e-trading platforms are proposed to be made available to the sellers (farmers) as well as the buyers (traders, processors, exporters). The transaction of the agricultural produce will take place without the physical entry of the agricultural produce in the market.
B.2 Modernizing Existing Markets
B. 2.1 Modernizing Wholesale Markets
a. Most of the APMC yards under the local authorities do not have basic market infrastructural facilities such as: internal roads, drainage, drinking water facility, electricity, weigh bridges, auction hall, milking machines, unloading ramps etc and are located in congested area.
b. This results in poor service in many of the markets to the stake holders including the farmers. Therefore, it is becoming imperative to improve the functioning of these market yards by providing infrastructure and imparting training to the manpower connected with management of these APMCs.
c. Under this subcomponent, assistance for Basic and Productive infrastructure is proposed to be provided to 100 APMCs out of a total of 294 APMCs in the State.
d. The infrastructure proposed mainly includes the electronic auction halls at two APMCs as pilots, whereas foodgrain cleaning machine, grading, packing for fruits and vegetables, pack house units waste disposal units at 100 APMCs.
B. 2.2 Upgrading Livestock yards
a. Most of the Live Stock Market Yards and Small Ruminant Market yards under the local authorities do not have basic market infrastructural facilities. This results in poor service in many of the markets to the stake