Department Of Fisheries Signs MoU with Open Network for Digital Commerce

  • The Department of Fisheries (DoF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) in New Delhi. 
  • The MoU aims to provide a digital platform for traditional fishermen, fish farmers, and entrepreneurs from the fisheries sector to buy and sell their products through an e-marketplace. 
  • The collaboration will play a significant role in the fisheries sector by connecting fishermen, fish farmers, FFPOs, self-help groups, and other fishermen cooperatives. 
  • Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala emphasized the need for automation in the value chain and fish processing units during the signing ceremony. 
  • The collaboration will serve numerous benefits for the fisheries industries, including reduced transaction costs, increased market reach, improved transparency, increased competition, innovation, and employment generation. 
  • The Department of Fisheries has supported the formation of 2195 FFPOs under PMMSY, and around 35 FFPOs have already been on boarded on the ONDC network covering 10 states. 
  • Around 3000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) have registered on ONDC through various networks, and around 400 Self-Help Groups (SHGs), micro-entrepreneurs, and social sector enterprises have been on boarded on the network. 
  • The event involved approximately 120 stakeholders physically, including Department of fisheries officials, fisher folks, fish farmer producer organizations, entrepreneurs, and fishermen cooperatives.

 

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