NERAMAC supports farmers & producers of North East to increase their income: Dr Jitendra Singh
New Delhi: Dr Jitendra Singh today said North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) supplies good quality seeds, planting materials, machinery and equipment to State Governments to increase the income of farmers. In a written reply to question in Lok Sabha, he said, NERAMAC conducts skill development training programme for exporters (startups) small and local entrepreneurs. NERAMAC also provides platforms to small and local entrepreneurs to market their products through various events and exhibitions etc.
North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) was established on1982. NERAMAC supports farmers/ producers of North East in getting remunerative prices for their produce and to enhance the agricultural procurement, processing and marketing infrastructure of the North East Region. Activities of NERAMAC create direct and indirect employment in NER. NERAMAC uses the reports published by North East Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi), Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and other organisations on the marketable surplus of agriculture and farm produces in the region.
NERAMAC works on Hub and Spoke Model to establish the supply chain in the region and its marketing strategies inter-alia focuses on Bulk marketing of Spices and Cashew through Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) for domestic consumption as well as for international markets; Retail sales of processed and packed products through various outlets; identifying and registering GI products for retailing as unique products; and development and promotion of NER products through brands like Organic North East (ONE) and NE Fresh. For infrastructure development, NERAMAC is working on post-harvest facilities such as storage, warehouse and sorting-grading-packing unit.