The pan-India electronic agriculture trading portal, e-NAM has reached milestone of one thousand Mandis across 18 States and three Union Territories. Agriculture Ministry said, 38 additional Mandis were integrated with the e-NAM platform yesterday. The 38 new Mandis include 19 from Madhya Pradesh, 10 Mandis from Telangana, four from Maharashtra and one each in Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir.
With this move, the pan-India electronic agriculture trading portal, e-NAM has reached the milestone of 1,000 Mandis across 18 States and 3 Union Territories (UTS). The information was announced by the Agriculture Ministry.
The 38 new mandis include 19 from Madhya Pradesh, 10 from telangana, 4 from Maharashtra and one each in Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir. e-NAM launched in 2016 to create a network of Mandis as a common online market platform as ‘one nation, one market’ for agricultural commodities became a tool for social distancing in the global pandemic lockdown.
The online digital market aims at reducing transaction costs, bridging information asymmetries and helping expansion of market access for farmers and other stakeholders. In last four years, e-NAM has registered a user base of one crore 66 lakh farmers, one lakh 31 thousand traders and more than one thousand Farmers Producers Organizations.