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Agriculture: 250 Markets Connected to e-Nam Platform

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today announced successfully completion of e-NAM first phase and launched e-NAM Mobile App in New Delhi. On the occasion the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Parshottam Rupala was also present.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh announced that most of the implementation issues faced in pilot phase have been addressed and e-NAM platform is connected to 250 markets across 10 States. States include Andhra Pradesh (12), Chhattisgarh (05), Gujarat (40), Haryana (36), Himachal Pradesh (07), Jharkhand (08), Madhya Pradesh (20), Rajasthan (11), Telangana (44), Uttar Pradesh (67).

Union Minister informed that so far, Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for integrating 399 mandis with e-NAM has been received from 14 states and all of them have been approved. The active involvement of all stakeholders, and in particular mandi and marketing board officials; the NAM programme is a success and is going ahead of schedule, said Shri Singh. Minister is sure that e-NAM will significantly contribute towards enhancing the farmer’s income.

Agriculture Minister informed that so far, 1, 53,992.7 MT of agriculture produce worth Rs. 421 crore has been transacted on e-NAM platform and 1,60,229 Farmers, 46,688 Traders and 25,970 Commission Agents have been registered on the e-NAM platform.

Union Minister said that for trading on e-NAM platorm, quality parameters for 69 agricultural and horticultural commodities including cereals, Pulses, Oil seeds, Spices, Fruits and Vegetables have been notified. Tensure quality assessment of the farmer’s produce in a scientific and professional manner, states have been asked to set up the quality assaying facilities.

Shri Singh said that provision of online payment of the sale proceeds to the farmers is made available in the e-NAM portal and States are requested to encourage direct transfer of sales proceeds to the farmer’s bank account. In first phase with e-NAM by March 2018, a total number of 585 markets are targeted to be integrated, out of which 400 markets will be integrated by March 2017.

Agriculture Minister said that the issues in hardware and software during implementation of the project have been resolved and a new version of software has been released whereby trading is going on in a stable manner. He informed that the newer versions of software will be released in future as per actual requirements.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh informed that the status of APMC Act reforms regarding e-NAM, carried out by various States/UTs is as under:
17 States and 1 UT have fully / partially modified their APMC Acts Andhra Pradesh, Gurajat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Haryana and Chandigarh (UT)
03 States and 1 UT have APMC Act and they have consented to bring changes in the act which is under process Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam and Puducherry
06 States have APMC Act but no change has been made as yet. Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi. Out of them, West Bengal has demanded the e-NAM software for online trading.
03 States and 04 UTs do not have any APMC Act.
These states have been requested to frame Act/Regulations to enable trading through e-NAM. A meeting with Bihar and Kerala has been scheduled on 14/10/2016 in this regard.
Bihar, Kerala, Manipur, Andman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshwadeep Islands, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
01 state does have APMC Act but is not implemented. Sikkim