Fruit commerce on app inside days
FE REPORT |
Might 18, 2020 09:37:34
The federal government goes to take a set of measures instantly to make sure easy transportation and advertising and marketing of seasonal fruits this peak harvesting season amid the pandemic.
Guaranteeing honest costs for farmers, straightforward transportation by minimising transportation prices, delivering mango, lychee, jackfruit and different summer season fruits at customers’ doorsteps, good administration of fruit processing, elevating banking hours, growth of railway cargo service had been some key initiatives.
It was disclosed at an internet view exchange assembly (zoom platform) organised by the agriculture ministry. Agriculture Secretary Md Nasiruzzaman presided over it.
Agriculture Minister Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, Former Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Meals Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, State Minister for Delivery Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak, former Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman, journalist Shykh Seraj, Meals and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Bangladesh Consultant Robert Simpson, commerce and transportation affiliation leaders, amongst others, took half within the on-line assembly.
Dr Razzaque stated the lockdown got here as a blow to farmers because the demand declined notably. For such low demand, seasonal merchants like ‘faria’ and ‘paiker’ had been additionally not excited by fruit and vegetable commerce, he added.
Farmers had been incurring losses for his or her unsold crops as merchants weren’t buying due to low demand and vital rise in transport prices, the minister stated.
Advertising and marketing of produce emerged as a giant problem now, he stated, including that measures can be taken to maintain the overall value chain straightforward and sound throughout this pandemic.
Matia Chowdhury stated truck homeowners needs to be given incentives on gas in order that transportation prices might decline.
She stated mango needs to be bought for police, military, hospitals, prisons and different authorities companies which might assist farmers in getting honest costs for his or her fruits.
The meals minister stated identification playing cards for fruit merchants, aratdars, farias and farmers needs to be issued for his or her straightforward motion and transportation with none restrictions.
He stated banking hours needs to be elevated for easy transaction throughout this peak fruit and cereal enterprise.
Mr Palak stated a cell app particularly “ek store” can be launched inside subsequent a number of days which could possibly be an important platform for on-line fruit commerce.
Mr Khaled Mahmud stated every kind of water cargo providers opened now for regular transportation of farm produce.
The nation is anticipating to provide 2.6 million tonnes of mango, 2.2 million tonnes of jackfruit and 0.06 million tonnes of lychee this summer season.
Mango and jackfruit harvest has already began in lots of locations whereas lychee harvest will begin inside per week.