Karnataka CM stresses need to sell agri products on e-commerce platforms

Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Chief Minister,Basavaraj Bommai today stressed on the need to sell agri-products in e-commerce platforms and the farmers (producers) must be directly benefitted.Principal Secretary to Chief Minister,N.Manjunath Prasad,Secretary,Girish Hosur were present.

Rajaneesh Kumar,Chief of Corporate Affairs, Flipkart called on Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai here today and discussed on various issues.

During the meeting Chief Minister appreciated Flipkart for creating employment in significant numbers and providing marketing platform for farmers,artisans etc.

He said that e-commerce platforms should give feedback to the farmers about market demands along with value addition to agri-products.

He advised them to promote agri-products, artisans and weavers. There are a variety of products such as coffee,spices,maize,oilseeds etc in the State which has 10 agro-climatic zones.

These products may also be promoted.An MoU may be signed with the Government in this regard,he added.

Commerce and Industries will be incentivised based on the employment generation and an employment policy is being evolved. This would be first of its kind in India Chief Minister said.