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National Agriculture Market (e-NAM): Benefits and Application Process

National Agriculture Market (e-NAM): Benefits and Application Process

National Agriculture Market (e-NAM): Benefits and Application Process

National Agriculture Market i.e. e-NAM Scheme (Electronic-National Agriculture Market) was launched in the year 2016. It is a pan-India electronic trading portal. Talking about the figures, currently more than 1000 mandis of 18 states and 3 union territories are connected to this platform.

Importance of the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

The National Agricultural Market (e-NAM) scheme is an important initiative by the Government of India to create an integrated national market for agricultural commodities. The main objective of this scheme is to integrate the existing Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets through an online trading platform.

Main Objective of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

  • The e-NAM scheme has several objectives, including providing a single market for agricultural commodities, promoting transparency and efficiency in the agricultural marketing system, reducing transaction costs, and ensuring better prices for farmers.
  • The scheme aims to reduce the wastage of agricultural produce by providing better storage and transportation facilities.
  • The e-NAM platform also aims to promote digitalization in the agriculture sector, which will help in the development of new technologies and innovations.

Benefits of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

  • Under the e-NAM scheme, farmers can sell their produce to buyers through online mode without physically visiting the mandis.
  • The e-NAM scheme works at both the state and national level. Due to this farmers can sell their crops in other states also.
  • Farmers can sell their crops at fair and reasonable prices.
  • Farmers can sell crops directly to buyers without the intervention of middlemen.
  • Farmers get all the information related to agriculture on a single portal.
  • Maximum farmers are being connected with traders through this portal.
  • Transparency is maintained in the purchase and sale of crops.
  • The facility of the e-bidding process is also being provided on this portal.
  • This provides the guarantee of payment and delivery to farmers and farmers.

Important Documents for National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

To register on this portal, you must have the following documents:

  • Identity card (Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Passport/Voter Card/Driving License)
  • Address certificate (Aadhar Card/Voter Card/Electricity Bill/Bank Passbook)
  • Passport size photo
  • Bank account statement
  • Land paper
  • GST number
  • Quality certificate (of products sold)

Registration Process of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

  • To register through online mode, you have to go to the official website of the National Agriculture Market .
  • If you want, you can also go to the official website of the National Agriculture Market by clicking on the link given at the end of this post.
  • Click on the registration option on the home page of the portal and fill in the required information.
  • After filling in all the information, upload important documents as required.
  • Finally, fill in the captcha and click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Official website of National Agricultural Market: www.enam.gov.in

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When was the National Agricultural Market Scheme started?

A: The National Agriculture Market Scheme (e-NAM) was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 14th April 2016 with 21 mandis. This scheme falls under the Ministry of Agriculture.

Q: What is the e-NAM scheme?

A: The e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) Scheme is a pan-India electronic trading portal launched by the Government of India. It aims to provide a single platform for all APMC-related information and services, including commodity trades, quality details, and prices, to help farmers get better prices for their produce by providing access to a larger market.

Q: What are the benefits of implementing the National Agricultural Market (e-NAM) scheme?

A: There are many benefits of the National Agriculture Market Scheme (e-NAM). Some of the major benefits include transparent online trading, farmers getting more profits from the sale of agricultural products, access to the markets of their state, guarantee of payment and delivery, reduction in interference of middlemen, etc. This scheme solely focuses on increasing the income of farmers by giving them the required services and access through a single platform.

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