Amazon India has started an online sale of about 8 thousand products related to farming like fertilizers, seeds, and agricultural equipment. On Thursday, Agriculture Minister, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar himself inaugurated this Amazon Kisan Store. Many questions are being raised on social media regarding this.
Through this step, the government has opened the market of fertilizers and seeds for e-commerce companies. Amazon claims that with this launch, farmers across the country will have easy access to agri-related items like fertilizers, seeds, farm equipment and accessories, plant protection, nutrition, etc., at affordable prices, along with doorstep delivery. .
Farmers can shop on Amazon.in in any of the five Indian languages including Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. Farmers can also visit over 50,000 Amazon Easy stores across the country. Amazon Easy Store owners will help farmers find products, identify the product of their choice, create their Amazon account, place orders and shop.
what did the agriculture minister say
Speaking at the launch, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “It is hoped that Amazon India’s initiative to engage Indian farmers in the modern era of digital economy, enhance productivity of agricultural produce, provide services like logistics industry to farmers and agriculture- It will prove beneficial for the people associated with agriculture.
why questions arise
On the one hand, farmers in the country are agitating to abolish the three laws, while on the other hand, the Agriculture Minister himself is starting a store for the sale of essential items like fertilizers and seeds by a foreign retail chain. Many questions are being raised regarding this.
Ajit Singh, a Facebook user, writes, ‘Manure-seed also handed over to e-commerce. The urea that IFFCO sells 45 kg for Rs 266.50 is selling a kg on Amazon for Rs 199. Isn’t this openly black marketing of fertilizers? Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar himself has launched the sale of seeds and fertilizers at Amazon’s Kisan Store.
Is there any difference between selling groceries and selling fertilizer? Can any company sell essential fertilizer like urea at the desired price? No license needed for this? It seems that now the good days of the people of fertilizers and seeds are about to come. The government has opened the market for seeds and fertilizers for e-commerce companies. That too without any discussion and assessment of pros and cons. The same happened in the case of agricultural laws as well.
A Twitter user Jitender says, ‘Whoever asks why farmers do agitation, they do so because the urea that IFFCO sells 45 kg of 266.5 kg to farmers, is selling 1 kg for Rs 199 on Amazon. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh himself launched the sale of fertilizers and seeds at Amazon’s store.