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e-NAM completes four years of implementation
e-NAM completes four years of implementation

Over 1.66 crore farmers and 1.28 Lakh traders registered on the e-NAM platform.

14 April 2020 Current Affairs:The National Agriculture Market portal, e-NAM completed four years of implementation on 14 April 2020. The portal aims to achieve the vision of the "One Nation, One Market" for Agri-produce.

Achievements:
♦ e-NAM has been expanded to cover an additional 415 mandis which will take the total number of e-NAM mandis to 1000 soon. 
♦ The online platform aims to reform the agriculture market in India.
♦ Over 1.66 crore farmers and 1.28 Lakh traders registered on the e-NAM platform. By registering, the farmers can upload their produce for sale online to the traders across all e-NAM mandis. Traders can then bid for the lots available for sale on e-NAM from any location.
♦ With this interface, the traders have accessed more than 7.76 lakh trucks through e-NAM Platform.

e-NAM:
e-NAM was launched on 14 April 2016. eNAM is an online trading portal for agricultural products in India. It functions under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GoI. The Union Minister responsible is Narendra Singh Tomar. The platform facilitates the smooth marketing of their produce.
e-NAM was an innovative initiative in agricultural marketing to enhance farmers' accessibility digitally to the multiple numbers of markets and buyers. It aims to bring transparency in trade transactions with the intent to improve price discovery mechanism, quality commensurate price realization and also to develop the concept of One Nation One Market for agriculture produce.