During FY 2020-21, total 37.73 lakh farmers & during FY 2021-22 (till 30th June 2021) total 8.78 lakh farmers have used National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform to sell their agricultural produces.
The major crops which are traded on e-NAM platform by farmers are paddy, wheat, cotton, chilli, soyabeans, maize, potato, chana, tomato, groundnut, mustard seeds, gaur seeds, onion, turmeric, arhar (tur/ red gram), bajra, moong whole (green gram), castor seed, lentil (masur), sweet lemon etc. This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha.
e-NAM is a virtual platform integrating physical wholesale mandis/ markets of different States/ Union Territories (UTs) to facilitate online trading of agriculture and horticulture commodities through transparent price discovery method to enable farmers to realize better remunerative prices for their produce. So far, 1000 Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) markets have been integrated in 18 States and 03 UTs. e-NAM platform has no provision to capture prices of non e-NAM mandis. The price of agricultural produce is dependent mainly on the supply, demand, climatic conditions, location of market from production area and quality of the produce etc.