Economy, Technology

 e-National Agricultural Market

  • NAM is envisaged as a pan-India electronic trading portal
  • NAM seeks to network the existing APMC and other market yards
  • NAM aims to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities
  • NAM is a “virtual” market but it has a physical market (mandi) at the back end

Implementation of e-NAM

  • CCEA granted budget of Rs. 200 cr on 1-07-2015 for formulating a NAM portal.
  • e-NAM was launched on 14th April 2016.
  • Regular review of implementation of e-NAM in the States is held by the Department
  • 417 mandis have been integrated to the portal as on 31st March 2017
  • The target for 31st March 2017 was 400.
  • Outcomes have been very positive as evident from increasing trend of registration
  • Farmers and Traders are registering on e-NAM portal
  • More than 42.91 lakh farmers and 89,312 traders are registered on this platform.
  • Agriculture produce worth Rs. 16916.81 cr has been transacted on e-NAM (24.04.2017)
  • e-NAM Mobile app has been developed
  • e-NAM website is now available in Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu and Marathi.

Sr. No. Particulars Time-lines
1. Development of electronic trading portal By 01.04.2016
2. Pilot Launch in 21 Mandis On 14.04.2016
3. Roll out of software in 200 Mandis By 30.09.2016
4. Roll out of software in next 200 Mandis By 31.03.2017
5. Roll out of software in remaining 185 Mandis By 31.03.2018


Strategy for 2017-18 includes:

  • As of March 2018, there will be 585 regulated mandis functioning across numerous states
  • Integration of remaining 168 mandis to fulfil the target of 585 by March, 2018
  • Enhancement of central assistance from existing Rs.30 lakh/mandi to Rs.75 lakh/mandi
  • Strengthening of assaying and quality trading.

Boost to farmers as 34 government ‘mandis’ join virtual agri market platform

It was reported on Jun 22, 2017 that :

  • 34 government mandis will join e-NAM platform by the end of June
  • This will take the total number of such markets to 100
  • In March 2017, Central government had approved 34 mandis for e-NAM and had allotted Rs 30 lakh per month.
  • 66 mandis from UP have been already included in e-NAM platform since April 2016
  • Existing 66 e-mandis have done transaction of more than Rs 1,000 crore since launch

Karnataka, first state to start major agri reforms, snubs eNAM participation:

It was reported on July 15, 2017

  • Karnataka, the first state to initiate major reforms in agricultural marketing through creation of a Special Purpose Vehicle Rashtriya eMarket Services Private (ReMS) has declined to join the agriculture ministry-promoted national electronic platform, National Agriculture Market (eNAM), stating that inter-states trade is yet to be facilitated across the country.
  • ReMS Ltd, a joint venture between the Karnataka government and NCDEX Spot, had rolled out an Unified Market Platform (UMP) across 157 mandis across the southern state more than two years ago.
  • ReMS had a reported a turnover of Rs36,000 crore in 2016-17, while in case of 240 odd mandis across 13 states linked through eNAM, the turnover reported is Rs23,250 crore since its launch in April, 2016.
  • Since its launch two and half years ago, ReMS has a cumulative turnover of Rs76,000 crore.
  • Total eNAM turnover of Rs23,250 crore, Haryana topped with Rs13, 600 crore, followed by Telangana (Rs4039 crore), Gujarat (Rs3529 crore) and Uttar Pradesh (Rs1097 crore).
  • There are a total of 2,477 APMC market-yards in the country and 4,843 APMC-regulated sub-market yards.

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