Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on August 7 said that over 1.11 crore farmers across India have registered on central government’s e-NAM platform (e-National Agriculture Market Platform), which enhances transparency between the farmer and the market and also promotes better marketing opportunities for farmers to sell their products online.
After registering on the platform farmer needs to transparently go to the market without having any involvement of a third party.
Minister Singh while addressing in the Lok Sabha said that farmers wishing to join e-NAM platform need to register themselves on e-NAM portal and can sell their produce on e-NAM platform in any e-NAM mandi of their own choice.
He added, “e-NAM platform promotes better marketing opportunities for farmers to sell their produce through online, competitive and transparent price discovery system and online payment facility.
The minister further added that a total of 585 ‘mandis’ have been integrated till March 31, 2018, on e-NAM platform. Mandis are on-board to the e-NAM platform based on proposals received from respective states with an appropriate detailed project report.