e-Kharid Portal: An Initiative of Haryana Government for Agricultural Digitalization

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Deepak Kumar
Sunil Phougat

Abstract

Haryana is primarily an agricultural state. Agriculture and allied sector play a vital role in the development of the state economy. Haryana is the 2nd largest contributor in the central pool of food grains after Punjab. Approximately 2/3rd population of Haryana are directly or indirectly engaged in the agriculture and allied sector. Haryana government always come up with new schemes and programmes for the farmers for uplifting the status of Haryana’s farmers. e-Kharid is also an initiative of the government for the farmers through which they can sell their crops on fair prices (MSP). In the present study, an attempt is made to examine the status of e-Kharid portal and discuss the linkage of Meri Fasal Mera Byora (MFMB) portal with e-Kharid portal. The secondary data is used in the study that has been taken from the various government reports, newspapers and government official websites etc. Descriptive statistics like tables and graphs are used for analyzing the results. The results of the study indicates that Wheat and Mustard is the major crops which grown in the Haryana state in Rabi season. The study also reveals that only Wheat is sold by the farmers on MSP and other crops are selling to the private agencies in the Rabi season for the year of 2020-21 because the price paid by private agencies is higher in comparison to MSP. As a policy implication, it is suggested that the policy maker should fix a fair MSP for the all crops and covered more crops under MSP so that it will be helpful in doubling the farmers’ income.

Keywords:
Agriculture, Population, e-Kharid, MSP, MFMB, Haryana

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Kumar, D., & Phougat, S. (2021). e-Kharid Portal: An Initiative of Haryana Government for Agricultural Digitalization. Asian Journal of Research and Review in Agriculture, 3(3), 28-34. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJRRA/article/view/1122
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Original Research Article

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