Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform.
It will help strengthen agriculture marketing by farmers which will reduce their need to come to wholesale mandis for selling their harvested produce, at a time when there is critical need to decongest mandis to effectively fight against COVID-19.
These software modules are namely:
Warehouse based trading module in e-NAM software to facilitate trade from warehouses based on e-NWR,
FPO trading module in e-NAM whereby FPOs can trade their produce from their collection center without bringing the produce to APMC.
Enhanced version of logistic module has been released to facilitate inter-mandi and inter-state trade at this juncture.
These software modules are warehouse based trading module in e-NAM software and Farmer Producer Organisation trading module in e-NAM.
Important Info :
e-NAM was launched in 2016 as a pan-India electronic trade portal linking Agricultural Produce Market Committee - APMCs across the States. Already 585 mandis in 16 States and two Union Territories have been integrated on e-NAM portal.
e-NAM provides for contactless remote bidding and mobile-based any time payment for which traders do not need to either visit mandis or banks for the same.
Source : All India Radio