Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu on April 03, 2018 launched the digital initiatives by Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease of export. EIC is the official export certification body of Government of India and has launched this flagship project of Digital India Initiative to keep pace with changing dynamics of the world. It is expected that these digital initiatives will give a great boost to India’s potential for agricultural and food export.
1. The portals not only provide an opportunity for ease of export but also plays an important role in the Go Green initiative by reducing paper usage and saving millions of trees.
2. To provide fast, efficient and transparent services for ease of doing business in all sectors the complete export food chain has been integrated into this digital platform. Primary production, chain catch, aquaculture pond, dairy farms and apiaries are all linked. Processing units, testing laboratories, official controls and exports have complete trace ability.
3. ‘One lab-one assessment’ portal provides a unified approach to all stakeholders like accreditation bodies, regulators and laboratories by bringing them together on a common platform.
4. In order to continue the vision for credible inspection and certification and to strengthen the confidence on Indian produce, three portals have been developed to reduce transaction time and cost in a transparent manner.