e-Channel for Herbs, Aromatic, Raw material And Knowledge

Details of the organization
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing and National Medicinal Plants Board
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy:

Information about the project
e-Channel for Herbs, Aromatic, Raw material And Knowledge
e-CHARAK is a virtual market place that aims to connect diverse players in the medicinal and Aromatic plants (MAP) supply chain in India. It seeks to be a one-stop virtual showcase for MAP sector that displays related goods and services thereby connecting prospective buyers and sellers. The multilingual web based application with a supporting mobile app provides an anytime anywhere access to the service. The users of the platform include collectors, small farmers, cooperatives, producer companies, service providers, experts, input agencies, processing centres, small traders, etc. The demonstrated utility of the platform include improved efficiency and transparency of the supply chain, acts as a digital repository of stakeholders and medicinal plants related information resources and lead to better benefits to the farmers and collectors in terms of making informed choices.
National implementation: India
Ongoing from 01/08/2016 to 11/11/2019
National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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