The pan-India Agriculture trading portal e-NAM completes four years of implementation today. On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that e-NAM helped in realising the vision of One Nation One Market for agri produce.
He also said that e-NAM is being expanded to cover additional 415 mandis which will take the total number of e-NAM mandis to 1000 soon. He also added that this online platform will prove to be a giant leap in reforming the agriculture market in India. AIR correspondent reports e-NAM was launched by Prime Minster Narendra Modi in 21 mandis on 14th April in 2016.
More than 1.66 crore farmers and 1.28 Lakh traders are registered on e-NAM platform. Farmers are free to register on e-NAM portal and they are uploading their produce for sale online to the traders across all e-NAM mandis. Traders can bid for the lots available for sale on e-NAM from any location. During this current Covid-19 lockdown, Agriculture Ministry has initiated several steps to decongest wholesale markets and to make supply chain agile.
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