The government has launched a Bengali language mobile app titled ‘SADAI’ on Wednesday aimed at marketing agricultural products for the consumers across the country.
Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque inaugurated the mobile app for the first time of this kind in the country at the agriculture ministry conference room in the capital.
At the same time, the app will also help curb fraudulence along with availability of safe and toxic-free products for the consumers, the minister added.
Sadai, implemented by the Department of Agricultural Marketing (DAM) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, will directly connect the growers with the consumers and the DAM will monitor quality and marketing of the goods under the platform.
The DAM will fix the product price and also operate a call center for receiving any allegations regarding the products and take actions, including cancellation of registration of the entrepreneurs if necessary.
Growers and entrepreneurs will get an opportunity of commission-free selling of their goods after getting free registration under the platform.
The app also gives an opportunity of mobile banking payment and cash-on delivery payment options, even verifying of product price and tracking facilities also have been included in the app.
In most of the cases, he said, the growers even could not sell their products and they didn’t get fair price of their products. So, the Sadai app will work to ensure fair price for the producers and also ensure accurate price, safe and contamination-free products for the consumers as well, the minister said.
Senior Agriculture Secretary M Meshbahul Islam chaired the function.
DAM’s Director General Mohammad Yousuf, Additional Secretary Hasanuzzaman Kallol, Additional Secretary M Ruhul Amin Talukder and Additional Secretary Kamlaranjan Das, among others, were present on the occasion.
DAM’s Assistant Director Bayejid Bostami gave an introduction of the Sadai app at the function.
The Sadai app, is different for consumers and entrepreneurs, which will could be downloaded from the play store –the link for consumers is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dam.sodai; and for entrepreneurs https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dam.ku.