June 30, 2018
In drive to double the farmers’ income, Indian government has announced that 22,000 rural markets would be linked to the Electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) by 2020. The e-NAM is a pan-India electronic trading portal, a network of the existing Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The portal provides a single window service for all APMC related information and services.
In fact around 585 e-mandis have been connected to the e-NAM under agricultural market reforms and this has been done because it is essential to develop entrepreneurship in the farm sector as India is capable of meeting the demand of global food industry. As the 22,000 rural haats will be upgraded to Gramin Agricultural Markets and linked with the e-National Agriculture Market this will enable farmers to sell directly to potential buyers, stated Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat