Govt’s online trading platform remains elusive for farmers

In markets where e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) is live at present, it is still at an elementary stage. There are several gaps that need to be filled to serve the purpose of providing better marketing facilities for farmers.

The central government, in April 2016, launched e-NAM whereby farmers could sell agricultural produce to buyers located in far-off places. It was envisaged as a pan-India electronic trading portal by the union government and implemented in coordination with the state government. It is a “virtual” market but it has a physical market at the back end.

Among the gamut of reforms undertaken by states till date 417 markets from 13 states have been integrated with e-NAM by March, 2017 and 585 regulated mandis across the country will be integrated with the portal by March, 2018 to create a network of unified national market for agricultural commodities...................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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