In order to increase the income of farmers, the central government is considering expanding its online platform National Agricultural Market (E-NAM), a pan-India online trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.
After this expansion, farmers will get an option to sell their products directly from the Warehouse Warehouse, which will help the farmers to get better value for their crops.
According to an official of the Agriculture Ministry, the farmers will be able to sell their crops directly from the warehouse after the expansion of this platform Chaulion will leave. At the same time, it will also help in achieving the goal of doubling the income of the farmers of the government.
The official says that we will soon launch the facility for farmers to sell agricultural products inside and outside the states on this platform. The officer says that the platform is ready and the bus launches are still pending.
The officials said that trading on this online platform would be the beginning of trading through warehouse owned by the Warehouse Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA). This will also increase the warehouse business.
At present there are about 1000 government warehouses in the country.
According to the Agriculture Officer, Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act 2017, to provide the real value of their crop the government gives permission to use godown and warehouses as markets. From this, the markets come near farmers and they get credit facilities on their production. Currently, states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh are providing their own warehouses and warehouses as markets to facilitate the sale of crop directly to the farmers. The official said that many more states could soon adopt this process.
Launched in 2016, E-NAM portal currently facilitates trading of more than 150 agricultural products . This trading is through online bidding.
Through this portal, more than 585 wholesale markets of 16 states and 2 Union Territories can be traded. At present, the unified online trading platform has more than 1.64 million farmers across the country registered with more than 1, 20,000 traders.
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