Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said the Agmark online system is being implemented across the country to conduct quality control functions.
Mr Singh, who launched the online software for Agmark, said fulfilling Prime Minister’s Digital India dream and following its footsteps, the application processes related to Agmark certification are being done online by the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI). The process of application will be simple, quick, transparent and 24×7.
He informed that the Agmark online system is being implemented across the country to conduct quality control functions. Through the Agmark online system, certificate of authorisation (domestic), permission of printing press, permission of laboratories (domestic) and services related to laboratory information management system will be provided online.
Mr Singh said the existing procedures for Agmark certification were in physical form and time consuming. The use of modern technologies by the National Informatics Center has made these processes easy, reliable and cost effective by providing online electronic mode. In the new online application system, there are provisions for online receipt of fees from the applicants. Payment will be received in digital mode through bharatkosh.gov.in website.
He concluded by wishing success to Agmark’s online software and said it has become necessary to explore all possibilities so that maximum benefits from this software program can reach the farmers and packers.