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Launch of e-SANTA

  • IASbaba
  • April 15, 2021
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Launch of e-SANTA

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Economy 

In news

  • e-SANTA was inaugurated recently. 
  • It is an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers and the buyers.
  • Launched by: Ministry of Commerce and Industry 

Key takeaways 

  • It will enable the farmers to get a better price. 
  • It will enable the exporters to directly purchase quality products from the farmers enhancing traceability. 
  • The term e-SANTA was coined for the web portal, meaning Electronic Solution for Augmenting NaCSA farmers’ Trade in Aquaculture.
  • National Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (NaCSA) is an extension arm of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • e-SANTA will ‘RAISE’ the lives & income of farmers by:
  1. Reducing Risk
  2. Awareness of Products & Markets
  3. Increase in Income
  4. Shielding Against Wrong Practice
  5. Ease of Processes 

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