Kiren Rijiju
Union minister Kiren Rijiju

Union minister of state for youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju has said that farmers in Arunachal Pradesh will be able to avail themselves of a good market for their produce through e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) portal.

“Arunachal Pradesh has good agricultural potential, but the people lose out because of lack of proper markets. The Centre has undertaken an initiative to connect the farmers with buyers through the eNAM (National Agriculture Market) portal,” Rijiju said.

“This portal will help the farmers sell their produce at the right price without involving any middleman,” he said.

Chairing a virtual meeting on Monday, he directed all the implementing agencies of Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district to use funds efficiently for the successful implementation of schemes at the grassroots level.

All the heads of departments in the district attended the meeting organized at the office of West Kameng Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki, who is also the Member Secretary of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA).

Rijiju urged the member secretary and the implementing agencies to ensure that the people are aware of all the available schemes sponsored by the central and state governments for their benefit.

“All the utilization certificates should be submitted on time to get necessary sanction of funds,” he said, assuring measures for resolving issues creating hurdles in the successful implementation of the government schemes.

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The union minister also reviewed the status of several centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) being implemented in the Papum Pare district.

He expressed satisfaction over the progress of work and further appealed to all the heads of departments to give a concrete figure of all CSS schemes implemented by their respective departments.

The union minister also asked the head of the departments concerned to make public the success stories of beneficiaries who have benefited through the schemes.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: