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How community-based organisations are enhancing supply chain management in rural Arunachal Pradesh

The CBOs of Changlang, formed by the NERCRMS and the Changlang Community Resource Management Society, replaces the vicious chain of middlemen.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 12 Jan 2022, 10:02 am

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In order to address the several bottlenecks and challenges faced by farmers and entrepreneurs, the Community-Based Orgnaisations (CBOs) of Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh are working towards enhancing the supply chain management at the district level, the DoNER Ministry said.

The CBOs were formed by the North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society (NERCRMS) and the Changlang Community Resource Management Society (CCRMS), as in rural areas, challenges such as scattered market, irregular demands, and transportation bottlenecks often impede farmers and entrepreneurs from getting the right value for their products.

The CBOs of Changlang, now, replaces the vicious chain of middlemen. The community source raw spices such as ginger and turmeric directly from individual farmers. This gives the farmers a ready platform to sell their produce at competitive market prices, the Ministry of Development of Northeast Region said.

As the raw materials are sourced directly from the field to the processing unit, their quality and freshness also remains intact, giving the final products an edge over the other competition in the market, the ministry stated.

The initiative is giving a major boost to the promotion of local products and strengthening the business eco-system at the district level, the ministry said. It said post production and labelling, CCRMS in collaboration Changlang Co-operative Society Ltd market the products through networks of local vendors and through Rural Marts and Haats of NABARD.

 

IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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