In order to reduce farmers need to physically come to wholesale mandi’s for selling their produce Government has launched new features at e-NAM web platform. This is highly essential when there is a critical need to maintain social distancing.
Even though the government last week exempted Agriculture market and activities from lockdown, the updated e NAM platform will host remote bidding and digitally-enabled mobile payments without the need to visit a bank branch.
This will help to maintain social distancing in highly crowded areas like APMC’s. As the positive cases for COVID 19 have reached 2,900.
The newly updated platform includes Warehouse trading module which will enable farmers to directly trade their stored produce from select registered warehouses.
In order to maintain proper supply chain logistics more than 3,75,000 trucks from large scale logistics provider will be hired said the Union Agriculture Ministry.
Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) training module will help the FPO’s to upload a picture and quality parameters to visualise the quality of the produce.
Recently the Inter-state trade of Agri-items on e-NAM platform gains momentum. Earlier, the trade used to happen within or between APMC’s of the same state. The first-ever inter-state transaction was carried between a trader of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and a farmer of Haldwani, Uttarakhand.