SOURCE: E-BOOK ON SUCCESS STORIES RELEASED BY THE PRIME MINISTER ON CIVIL SERVICES DAY 2017
Chuttan has been growing potato in his farm at village Aurangabad, district Bareilly for the last 20 years. He used to sell them at INR 4-5 per kg, and the whole initiative was non-profitable.
One day, Chuttan read about e-NAM and its salient features in a pamphlet. These were posted, as part of the information dissemination process, at the Gram Panchayat office.
His interest piqued, he participated in the awareness and training camp organised in the local mandi. Initially, he was circumspect but decided to go to the APMC Bareilly office to know more about the programme.
What he heard convinced him that his life was going to change. He started bringing his produce of potatoes to the mandi yard. They were graded, assayed and uploaded on the e-NAM portal for trading. To his joy, the price oered was INR 8/-, nearly double of what he was used to getting.
Now, as part of his routine, he brings his potatoes for e-trading and till date has sold more than 500 quintals. His earning has also gone up to a princely INR 4 lakhs. ‘I am very happy with this initiative, my income has doubled with one pamphlet’ says Chuttan.