The Government of Haryana has undertaken e-Governance initiative through the “e-Kharid” which is an online trading portal for agricultural commodities. This platform aims to create better marketing opportunities for the farmers to sell their products through a competitive and transparent price discovery system along with online payment facility for the buyers. It is a single electronic platform for all stakeholders. The initiative was jointly set-up by the Haryana State Agriculture Marketing (HSAM) Board and the Food and Supply Department. Let us look in detail about e-kharid registration in this article.
To know about the Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing
The “e-Kharid” online platform was launched to provide e-governance services to the farmers of the state. The objective is to bring transparency at all levels in the food grain procurement process, to enhance ease of doing business to the traders and to empower the farmers by providing real-time information and timely payment.
Features and Benefits of e-Kharid
Following are the primary features and benefits of an e-Kharid online portal that are listed as follows:
- The Agricultural Marketing Board promotes the interest of the farmer and facilitating the buyers.
- It also promotes uniformity in agriculture marketing by streamlining of procedures across the integrated markets.
- The middlemen in the purchase process of crops will be reduced and they won’t be any need to pay commissions to the middleman in the crops purchasing process.
- It has various facilities for agricultural marketing produce through 107 Principal Market Yards, 174 Sub Yards and 195 Purchase Centres.
- It benefits with logistics quality management certification, warehousing, and Logistics
- It empowers the farmers of the state to work accordingly to the real-time scenarios so that the farmers can be avail timely payments and more benefits.
- The portal that provides a pathway of online service to all residents on Haryana state and giving valid information.
- The provision of Soil Testing Laboratories is given for the selected mandi (market) in order to facilitate the farmers for visiting the mandi.
- The Government’s e-kharid initiative supplements the National Agricultural Marketing, a pan-India electronic trading portal of the existing APMC ‘mandis’, to bring transparency and efficiency in procurement of agricultural commodities.
Stakeholders on Ekharid
The below following are the stakeholders in e-Kharid portal listed as follows:
- Market Committees
- Government agencies
- Commission Agents
- Buyers, Processors and Exporters
- Procuring Agency/Purchasers
Following are the criteria requirements to register under the online portal of e-Kharid:
- All farmer-beneficiaries to be the resident of Haryana state.
- The applicant to be above 18 years of age to register under the portal.
- Framers including landlord, lessee or tenant on rent.
To know about the National Agricultural Market (NAM)
The farmer applicants must attach the below following documents to apply for the registration process under the portal:
- Identity Proof: PAN, Aadhar, Driving License, Voter Identity Card, etc.
- Address Proof: Aadhar card, legal Passport, Utility bill, Property tax bill, etc.
- Photo of a code size farmer
- Frozen land/Fortress/Necklace
- Land/property details documents
- Khasra and fort number of farmers who are in the bizarre area acre
- Details of the seed crop
- Bank account statements
- Any other documents (if applicable)
Online Registration Procedure for Farmers
The farmers can register in e-Kharid online portal by following the steps that are given below:
Step 1: The applicant will have to access the e-Kharid portal of Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board for registration.
Step 2: Now click on the Farmer registration link in the homepage.
Step 3: On clicking on the link, that directs to the instructions page, after reading the instructions, the applicant has to click on the Proceed for the Registration link.
Step 4: The page will again redirect to the new registration page.
Step 5: The farmer applicant has to fill out the registration form in a prescribed format. The form needs to be filled with a few the following details:
- Aadhaar Card Number
- Date of Birth
- Permanent address
- Mobile number
- Email address
- PIN code of the area
- Id Proof Type
- Bank Details (IFSC Code)
Note: It is mandatory to upload the first page of the bank passbook detailing the account number of the farmer. In case of any provision of wrong information, the application will be rejected.
Step 6: After entering all the requested details, click on the “Continue” button.
Step 7: Now the farmer applicant will have to upload the photographs and documents specified above.
Step 8: Now, the farmer applicant will have to upload all the photographs and supporting documents that are mentioned above onto the portal before submitting the application. Then click on the “confirm” button.
Step 9: Click on the Continue button after uploading all the mandatory documents.
Step 10: Upon clicking on submit, it will open the Seeding Detail Form. The following information is required to fill the seedbed details:
- Name of scheme
- Year of harvest
- An area in fruit acres
- Fort Number: Enter the fort number where the cultivation is done.
- Manufacturer category- Fill in the type of producer category (landowner, lessee, tenant or joint)
Step 11: Now, the applicant can click on submit to complete the registration process.
Step 12: The farmer applicant will receive an acknowledgement through the registered mobile number and email address for further reference.