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Manipur launches a mobile app for delivering veggies at home

IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched a smartphone application for home delivery of fresh vegetables on Friday to ensure that people get fresh vegetables at their doorsteps during the COVID-19 induced curfew.

The MOMA market mobile application is available for download at www.momamarket.com and will be available on Google Play store soon, according to a statement released by the CM’s office, with an iOS version coming soon.

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Curfews have been imposed in seven districts: Imphal West, Imphal East, Thobal, Kakching, Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Ukhrul in order to break the chain of infection.

Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), a unit of the state horticulture and soil conservation department launched the app under the CM’s supervision to make fresh vegetables available for day-to-day consumption and to reduce the distress sales of farm produce during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

According to the sources, MOMA has been assigned to work in the area and channelize farm produce to consumers via home delivery in order to prevent vegetable losses and COVID-19 spread.

Farmers Producer Companies (FPCs) working with MOMA will harvest vegetables from various farms. It will then be transported to cold storage and warehouses at the department’s complex in Sanjenthong and other locations.

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These bulk goods will be distributed to licenced selling firms for retail packaging.

Finally, the consumer’s MOMA Market order will be shipped to their doorstep.

CM Biren tweeted, “Glad to launch ‘MOMA Market’ mobile App to enable people get fresh vegetables at their doorsteps at one click and also curb the distress sales of farm produces during the lockdown.The app is introduced by Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA),Dept. of Hort. & Soil Conservation.”

Meanwhile, the CM was present via video conference on Friday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s release of over Rs 19,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmer families via DBT as the first instalment of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi for the financial year 2021-22.

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