Government launches e-RaKAM portal

The government has launched a portal, e-RaKAM, to provide a platform to sell agricultural produce.

 

Facts ( for Prelims)

  • E-RaKAM is a first-of-its-kind initiative that leverages technology to connect farmers of the smallest villages to the biggest markets of the world through internet and e-RaKAM centres.
  • E-RaKAM is developed by MSTC Limited and supported by marketing & logistics partner CRWC Limited.
  • E-RaKAM is a digital initiative bringing together the farmers, FPOs, PSUs, civil supplies and buyers on a single platform to ease the selling and buying process of agricultural products.
  • e-RaKAM centres are being developed in a phased manner throughout the country to facilitate farmers for online sale of their produce. farmers would be paid through e-Payment directly into their bank accounts.