A pan-India digital buying and selling portal (e-NAM) might be deployed in 585 regulated wholesale markets across the country by means of March 2018 for the gain of farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh stated Tuesday.
Singh said in Lok Sabha that the government has approved a vital region scheme ‘promotion of nationalAgriculture market‘ (NAM) via Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) on July 1 closing yr with a price rangeallocation of Rs. 2 hundred crores. “beneath the scheme, a pan-India electronic buying and selling portal (e-NAM) can be deployed in 585 regulated wholesale markets across the usa by using March 2018,” hestated all through query Hour.
Singh said the e-NAM portal was launched on April 14 on a pilot foundation integrating 21 mandis in eightstates. Eligible states desirous of integrating their Agriculture Produce advertising Committee markets to NAM platform ought to ship their proposals to the authorities for attention and for launch of help, the Ministerstated.
“The authorities affords grant as one-time fixed price, concern to the ceiling of Rs. 30 lakh in keeping with mandi for associated gadget, infrastructure and software program freed from fee,” he stated.
Singh said the NAM platform, while completely operational, is expected to benefit the farmers with extraalternatives for selling their produce and aggressive returns, the local traders with access to largernational marketplace for secondary trading, the bulk consumers and processors.
Exporters will get opportunity for direct participation inside the nearby mandi exchange thereby reducingintermediation price, customers with strong prices and availability and reduce the weight of APMCs in accounting and different paper works with chances of higher market fee recovery, he said.
under NAM, the states are supported financially on the rate of Rs 30 lakh in keeping with APMCmarketplace to improve the market infrastructure and take part on NAM platform. This help is similarly to the free deliver of software program and different help given to the nation governments to allow them to enroll in e-public sale platform, the Minister said.
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