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Kisan Sabha App: To connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation 

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  • May 2, 2020
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Kisan Sabha App: To connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Welfare Schemes

In News:

  • Kisan Sabha App was launched recently by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), New Delhi. 
  • The app is developed to connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation management system.

Key takeaways:

  • The portal connects the farmers, transporters, Service providers (like pesticides/ fertilizer/ dealers, cold store and warehouse owner), mandi dealers, customers (like big retail outlets, online stores, institutional buyers) and other related entities for timely and effective solution.
  • The portal acts as a single stop for every entity related to agriculture. 
  • Kisan Sabha has 6 major modules taking care of: 
    • Farmers
    • Mandi Dealers
    • Transporters
    • Mandi Board Members
    • Service Providers
    • Consumers. 
  • Kisan Sabha aims to provide the most economical and timely logistics support to the farmers. 
  • The goal of the app is to increase farmers’ profit margins by minimizing interference of middlemen and directly connecting with the institutional buyers. 
  • It will also help in providing best market rates of crops by comparing nearest mandis, booking of freight vehicles at cheapest cost. 

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