The North-East Region is endowed with a climate for rich agri and forest produce but the growers do not have any market access for their produces due to the lack of proper logistic supports in the region.
MSTC has embarked upon developing an eco system bringing all the enabling partners such as North Eastern Regional Agriculture and Marketing Corporation Ltd. (NERAMAC), Central Railside Warehousing Corporation (CRWC), Packaging Company and Inland Waterways Authority (IWA).
The above ecosystem will not only improve the financial status of the growers but also prevent the crops from colossal wastage and make niche products available to the rest of the country.
In order to provide direct market access to the growers of the North-East region and also effective co-ordination and required services amongst the above agencies, MSTC has recently opened an office at Guwahati, which will be a nodal point to cater to the needs of all the sister states of the North-East.
MSTC will conduct e-Auctions on behalf of NERAMAC and other similar stockholders regularly for all the Agri- Horti and Forest produce eliminating the existing middlemen in the state. Also, MSTC will conduct Forward Auctions (3 months before harvesting) to sell perishable items such as pineapple, flowers etc. For popularizing the e-Auction platform, MSTC has been conducting workshops and registering the prospective buyers/traders at various locations in the country for online-bidding. MSTC shall also arrange logistics for delivery of the items at the door step of the customers.
Notwithstanding this, MSTC will sell the metal products of various manufacturers like RINL, SAIL, etc. through its MSTC Metal Mandi “M3” to the various consumers in the North-East region and also provide the logistics support through CRWC on door delivery basis. This will spur the growth in demand of metal products in the region.