HortiNet – Traceability System for Horticulture Products from India

Stakeholders: State Horticulture Department, exporters, Pack houses, Agmark, Laboratories, NPPO and NRL

Date of launch:

Brief background: Hortinet is an integrated system being developed for providing Internet based electronic services offered by APEDA to the stakeholders for facilitating testing and certification of Grape, Pomegranate and Vegetables for export from India to the European Union in compliance with the standards identified by NRC Pune, on the basis of consultation with the exporters. Initially, the system being developed for monitoring and traceability of Grapes, Pomegranates and Okra, however the system will be scalable to include more horticultural produce. The Hortinet collects stores and reports – forward and backward traces and quality assurance data entered by the stakeholders, i.e., state horticulture departments, exporters, Pack houses, laboratories, Agmark and PSC authorities within the horticulture produce supply chain in India.

Modules of Hortinet are: –

  • Registration of Farms by State Horticulture Department
  • Registration of Farmers by Pack houses / exporters
  • Residue Analysis and Agmark Inspection by Laboratories
  • Lot and Consignment Creation by pack houses /exporters for issuance of CAG, Health Certificate & PSC.
  • Certificate of Agmark Grading (CAG) or Health Certificate by Regional Agmark Office(s) or the authorized laboratories.
  • Issue of Phyto-sanitary Certificate by PSC Authorities
  • Monitoring of Residue Analysis by NRL

Size of Audience reached (till August 2015): 500+ Hits in crop season

Size of Audience intended to reach over next one year (if available):

Technology platform: ASP.NET 2.0, C# and Microsoft sql server 2008

Demo or Live URL of the project (if available)http://apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/Grapenet/Hortinet.htm