Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to participate in the e-national Agricultural Market is now available in Uttarakhand, making it the nation’s first state. Thus far, the e-National Agriculture Market is linked to twenty fruit and vegetable markets within the state. Rs 128 crore worth of business has been done, and nine thousand farmers have registered for the e-national agriculture market scheme.
The e-National Agricultural Market (e-NAM) program was introduced by the Central Government in 2017 to give farmers the best price for their produce and do away with intermediaries. The associated market will receive Rs 70 lakh from the Central Government to develop infrastructure and basic amenities. It includes labs, auction rooms, internet lease lines, computerization, and other projects.
The Central Government provides all National Agriculture Market (NAM) funding. The Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) operated this pan-Indian electronic trading platform on April 14, 2016. The goal of the NAM portal is to create a central online platform for agricultural commodity price discovery, uniting all agricultural markets across the country by networking the current APMC (Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee) / Regulated Marketing Committee (RMC) market yards, sub-market yards, private markets, and other unregulated markets. By March 2018, 585 carefully chosen and regulated wholesale agriculture market yards are expected to have a common e-market platform. E-NAM will be the name of the shared electronic trading portal.
Clear and easy online trading combined with improved market access. Accurate and consistent price realization for producers through real-time price discovery. Lower purchase prices for purchasers. Commodity prices are available on the e-Nam mobile app. Through SMS, the price and quantity of the commodity sold are updated. Quality assurance certification. Optimized warehouse-based sales and supply chain operations. Payments are made online straight to the farmers’ bank accounts.
Farmers can sell their produce to commission agents of any market in the nation through an online auction through the e-NAM scheme. Testing facilities have been established in the mandis to verify the product’s quality. The program was launched in 2017 in five state markets: Haridwar, Kashipur, Kichha, Sitarganj, and Gadarpur. Following this, 11 mandis were added to it in 2018. Additionally joining e-NAM this year are Bhagwanpur, Laksar, Kotdwar, and Mangalore Mandi.
The Uttarakhand Agricultural Produce Marketing Board’s deputy general manager, Vijay Thapliyal, reported that the state is home to 23 fruit and vegetable markets. As a result, twenty markets have joined e-NAM. The nation’s first state to establish e-Naam Mandi is Uttarakhand. Nine thousand farmers and five thousand traders have registered thus far. One hundred twenty-eight crore rupees have been made in sales by registered farmers. Who received payment via digital means.