By and large one of the most promising development with regards to India’s digital India campaign is concerned when the Agriculture Ministry announced that e-NAM has added 200 more mandis (marketplaces) located in seven states in the country and total mandis on this platform reached to 785 so far.
While speaking at a function in Krishi Bhawan, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that by May 2020 there will be around one thousand mandis joining the e-NAM platform for marketing of Agricultural produce.
The Minister also witnessed live trading between mandis from Kurnool and Hubli in groundnuts and maize via video conference.
He said the Prime minister’s vision of using technology for the benefit of farmers will soon be realised.
The 200 markets integrated with the e-NAM platform are as follows: Andhra Pradesh (11 mandis), Gujarat (25 mandis), Odisha (16 mandis), Rajasthan (94 mandis), Tamil Nadu (27 mandis), Uttar Pradesh (25 mandis) & Karnataka (two mandis). This will bring the total e-NAM mandis in the country to 785. This is the first milestone achieved in the path of integrating 415 new markets across the country. It is for the first time that Karnataka State has been added to the list of e-NAM States.
With the aim to reach the last mile farmer & transform the way they sell their agri produce, e-NAM has gained more strength by reaching out to more farmers & traders of these new mandis, said the Minister.
Already 585 mandis in 16 States and two Union Territories have been integrated and are working.