Agri-marketing platform e-NAM integrates 1,000 mandis

17 May 2020


The pan-India electronic agri-produce trading portal e-NAM reached a milestone of 1,000 mandis on Thursday, with the integration of 38 additional mandis into the platform. The agriculture ministry also achieved a milestone of integration of 415 mandis as per the planned target. 

The 38 mandis integrated are in Madhya Pradesh (19), Telangana (10), Maharashtra (4) and One (1) each from Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala and J&K.
With the overall success of 585 mandis in Phase 1 and further expanding its wings to integrate 415 new mandis in Phase 2, the e-NAM platform now has a total number of 1,000 mandis across 18 states and three union territories.
The e-NAM is being implemented by the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), being the lead agency for the project under the aegis of the ministry of agriculture and farmers’ welfare, with support of all the e-NAM states/UTs, state marketing boards, mandi secretaries, supervisors, quality assayers, weighment operators, service providers, farmers, FPOs, traders and e-NAM team.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM), a pan-India electronic trading portal, on 14 April 2016, with the aim of networking the existing mandis on a common online market platform as 1One Nation One Market’ for agricultural commodities across India.
This digital initiative of centre provides a single window service for all APMC related information and services, including commodity arrivals, quality assaying, competitive bid offers and electronic payment settlement directly into farmers’ accounts. This online digital market aims at reducing transaction costs, bridging information asymmetries, and helping expansion of market access for farmers and other stakeholders.
In the last four years e-NAM has registered a user base of 16.6 million farmers, 1.31 lakh traders, 73,151 commission agents and 1012 FPOs. As of 14 May 2020, total volume of 34.3 million tonnes and 3.82 million tonnes (bamboo and  coconut) collectively crossing a remarkable business milestone worth Rs1,00,000 crore on e-NAM platform. At present, 150 commodities, including foodgrains, oilseeds, fibers, fruits and vegetables, are traded on e-NAM. 
To address the difficulties faced by the farmers due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched three new modules of eNAM on 2 April 2020.
FPO Module on e-NAM enables FPOs to conduct trade of commodities from their collection centres declared as `Deemed Market’ or `Sub Market yards’. As of 14 May, 1012 FPOs have been registered on e-NAM platform, and have traded 3,053 tonnes of agri-produce worth Rs8.11 crore. Among these, 42 FPOs traded from their own collection centre through recently introduced FPO module.
For warehouse based Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (eNWR) trading, WDRA accredited warehouses from Andhra Pradesh (23) and Telangana (14) have been declared as deemed market by respective state governments. Rajasthan government has recently declared 138 state government and cooperative warehouses as sub market yards. Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab have initiated amendments in their respective Acts to facilitate warehouse based trade.
Logistics Module: This facilitates transportation of the commodities from farm to mandis and from mandis to warehouse/consumption centres. Nine logistic service providers/aggregators linked with 2.3 lakh transporters and 1.14 million vehicles have been on-boarded on e-NAM platform.
On 1 May 2020, inter-operability between ReMS (Unified Market Portal-UMP) and e-NAM portal was launched. In this new module farmers and traders across ReMS (UMP) of Karnataka and e-NAM platform can conduct inter-platform trade to access more markets for trade using inter-operability features and vice-versa.
These revolutionary steps of e-NAM further strengthen it towards One Nation One Market goal, facilitating farmers, traders and mandis to collectively work together as a cohesive unit to take nation towards online sale and purchase of agri-produce through e-NAM portal.

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