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E-pashuhaat portal

E-pashuhaat portal

Introduction The portal will act as a single online e-trading market platform, including availability of bovine germplasm. It will enable the farmers to buy bovine animals, frozen semen and embryo. The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched e-pashuhaat portal to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals. About the portal: • e-pashuhaat portal will connect farmers with breeders- State, Central, Co-operative, Milk Federations, and private agencies. • It will provide information related to certification of the animal, breeding, its picture, volume of milk given by the cow etc. • It will facilitate farmers to purchase advanced breed of bovine animals at a reasonable price as per as their requirements. • It will provide, certified picture of animals, its parents information, breeding, volume of milk given by bovine animal information. • Besides, it will provide information related to animal fodder varieties, its volume and price. It will have real time authentic certified information on availability of germplasm. Importance of the portal: • Earlier there was no single authentic organised market for animals. Information like pet cattle, trading of bovine animals was not available in any other forum or platform in the country. • This portal is likely to help fill in the vacuum. Since dairying activity is a major supplementary source of income for farmers. • The portal will play important role in increasing income of framers from animal rearing for achieving the goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. • It establishes links between ‘farmer to farmer’ and ‘farmer to institutes’. Thus, it minimises the involvement of middlemen. • It will create a comparative Farm Network that will facilitate farmers to exchange local knowledge and resources.

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