Aiming to encourage inter-mandi transactions, the government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform called eNAM (electronic National Agriculture Market) this fiscal year,
Agriculture Secretary S K Pattanayak said, ‘There were initial hiccups but those have been overcome. The eNAM system is now more established. Farmers are very happy and more states have started showing interest. We will focus on quality. Once inter-mandi is in place, we can link more mandis,” he noted.
Launched in April 2016, 585 regulated mandis in 14 states are linked with eNAM at present. The eNAM platform provides online trading services that can be done through website, trading platform and mobile App available in several regional languages.
So far, 73.50 lakh farmers, 53,163 commission agents and over 1 lakh traders from 14 states are registered on the eNAM platform which includes Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand.