(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) Policy Watch: e-SANTA - Market Place for Aqua Farmers

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) Policy Watch: e-SANTA - Market Place for Aqua Farmers

Topic: e-SANTA - Market Place for Aqua Farmers

Expert Panel:

  • Dr. M. Karthikeyan, (Director, MPEDA)
  • Dr. Subhash Chandra Pandey, (Former Special Secretary, MOCI, GoI)

Topic Description:

The government has inaugurated e-SANTA, an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers and buyers. It will enable the farmers to get a better price and the exporters to directly purchase quality products from the farmers enhancing traceability, a key factor in international trade. The term e-SANTA was coined for the web portal, meaning Electronic Solution for Augmenting farmers' Trade-in Aquaculture. Aquaculture - the farming of fish, shrimp, algae, or shellfish - is the backbone of the fishery industry’s economic success in India.

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Courtesy: RSTV