From 2020, potato farmers in household and universal market will most likely separate Punjab’s potato from different states, as Punjab Agri Export Corporation (PAGREXCO) will send blockchain innovation to embrace accreditation and recognizability of seed potato directly from core to seed level (collect) with the assistance of innovation accomplice Cropin Technology Solutions — a Bengaluru-based organization.
By utilizing blockchain innovation, the potato ranchers would probably follow the starting point of the seeds they purchase. Utilizing advances, for example, standardized identification and QR code, the product arrangement will enable the ranchers to cross check whether they are purchasing the certified seeds hailing from Punjab or not.
Punjab delivers around 27 lakh metric huge amounts of potatoes every year and supplies around 60-70% seed potato to local markets.
“This initiative will not only protect the interest of Punjab farmers with better realisations but will also uphold the state’s leadership position as the largest potato seed producing state” said Kahan Singh Pannu, Secretary, Agriculture, Punjab.
For this reason, PAGREXCO has been delegated redistributing office for undertaking discernibility based seed potato accreditation through IT programming.
Under the undertaking, the nature of seeds would be checked before planting and will likewise be geo-labeled. The fundamental target of geo-labeling is to check adulteration of estate claims. Authorities said ordinary assessment of the field will be attempted to keep a beware of the sources of info and ailment.
Blockchain innovation acts the hero of Punjab potato farmers
To begin with, the ranchers’ information base will be digitized other than giving them access to specialized skill on yield arranging and the board, inputs, credit, post-gather the board, esteem expansion, and improved market linkages.
The unified stage would likewise help in catching all pertinent data through a straightforward portable application and give dashboard-put together bits of knowledge with respect to the information caught in this manner guaranteeing discernibility of the whole worth chain.
“Our initiative has been designed with the sole intention of protecting our farmers from further financial loss. We are confident that our efforts coupled with the smart use of technology can successfully stop the miscreants from their devious intentions” said Manjit Brar, overseeing executive, Punjab Agri Export Corporation.
“We will ensure that this seed potato traceability and certification system is implemented from the coming potato season. The entire process will be managed through software and the certifying authority will do the due certification through the software only so that transparency is maintained.”
When the procedure is finished, the office, after accepting the seeds and the QR Code, it is connected on the bundle as following technique until it arrives at the retailers.
So as to scale up this work and to ensure the enthusiasm of little ranchers of Punjab, PAGREXCO will embrace the exercises relating to marking and accreditation of the seed potato of Punjab, forward linkages inside India and abroad for showcasing and closeout of Punjab potato seed.