Radha Mohan Singh launches e-NAM mobile app
India’s Agriculture & Farmer Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has announced the successful completion of Agro E-trading Platform (e-NAM) first phase and launched e-NAM Mobile App in New Delhi. The Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, 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 as of now (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.
Singh said that with the active involvement of all stakeholders, and in particular mandi and marketing board officials; the NAM program is a success and is ahead of schedule. 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.
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. A total number of 585 markets are targeted to be integrated in first phase with e-NAM by March 2018, out of which 400 markets will be integrated by March 2017.