Government integrates 250 mandis in 10 states with e-agriculture market

veg e-agriculture marketThe government has integrated 250 mandis in ten states with the e-agriculture market (e-NAM) in the first phase, where commodities worth Rs 421 crore have been traded, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday.
He also launched mobile App to access information related to prices of commodities traded on the e-NAM platform to encourage more farmers to take advantage of this new initiative.
In April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-NAM on a pilot basis with 22 mandis in eight states. The target was to integrate 200 mandis by September this year and total 585 by March 2018.
In April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-NAM on a pilot basis with 22 mandis in eight states. The target was to integrate 200 mandis by September this year and total 585 by March 2018.
 Briefing media, Singh said, “I am happy to announce that most of the implementation issues faced during pilot phase have been addressed and e-NAM platform is launched in 250 markets across 10 states as on September 30.”
The integration of these mandis with e-platform will help increase farmers’ income in the long run, he said.

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