What is KisanRath?
KisanRath is a mobile app developed by the National Informatics Centre to help farmers and traders in the primary and secondary transportation of their agriculture and horticulture produce in times of pandemic. Through this app, transport can be availed from the farm gate itself to the mandi and also from one mandi to another. From farm to mandis, warehouses or FPO Collection Centre, primary transport is required. Secondary transport is from mandis to Intra-state or Inter-state mandis, railway stations, processing units, warehouses or to wholesalers and more.
Swift transportation and proper supply linkage will allow better pricing and curtail wastage of perishables. The farmers or traders can place an order for transportation on the app which is disseminated amongst the transport aggregators, who further negotiate with truckers and fleet owners for competitive prices. In the end, this price is quoted back to the farmer/trader who then speaks directly to the trucker offline and finalizes the deal. A rating process of the service offered is also incorporated for feedback and logistical purposes.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020