e NAM scheme commodities and states

What is e NAM

  • e NAM is e National Agriculture Market.
  • e – NAM portal is Launched on 14 April 2016.
  • National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Scheme was approved on 1st July, 2015 with an initial allocation of Rs. 200 crores to link with 585 wholesale Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis across the country through a common e-platform.

e NAM commodities

  • During 2018-19 and 2019-20, 415 additional mandis will be linked with e-NAM platform.
  • According to the latest data over 1 crore 65 lakhs, farmers registered on e- NAM, twenty-one (21) mandis where National Agriculture Market (NAM) is being formally launched would offer trading in commodities viz., chana dal, castor seeds, paddy, wheat, maize, onion, mustard and tamarind.
  • Twenty-five commodities including onion, potato, apple, wheat, pulses, coarse grains and cotton, have been identified for online trading in the e NAM portal.
  • In order to integrate wholesale mandis across the country with the online platform, the state governments have to amend their Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act.

e NAM states

  • So far, 585 mandis of 16 States and 02 UTs have been integrated with e- NAM.
  • To facilitate assaying of commodities for trading on e-NAM, common tradable parameters have been developed for 150 commodities.
  • The portal is available in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Odiya, and Punjabi (Total 9).
  • The Mobile app also developed and has launched in 6 local languages.
  • Currently, 826 FPOs have been on-boarded on the e-NAM portal.
  • Number of APMCs is more in Uttar Pradesh followed by  Gujarat and Maharashtra states. Whereas lowest in  Odisha> Pondichery> Chandigarh (Chandigarh’s Mandi are not in trading but registered under e-NAM).