Since agri-market reforms are integral to NAM, reforms of State APMC Act, pre condition, has been made for integration with NAM



Since agri-market reforms are integral to NAM, reforms of State APMC Act, pre condition, has been made for integration with NAM

365 mandis from 12 states have been granted approval

E-trading portal connecting 21 mandis from 8 states is ready for launch.

E- trading portal will be launched on 125 birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi



Union Agriculture and farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh here today brief the media about the launching of National Agriculture Market e-market platform. Shri Singh said that the Government of India approved the National Agriculture Market (NAM) Scheme on 1st July 2015 with the objective to usher much needed agri-marketing reforms in order that farmers produce may fetch the best prices. The scheme was sanctioned with a budget of Rs. 200 crores and with the aim to integrate 585 regulated markets with the common e-market platform by March 2018. Since agri-market reforms are integral to NAM, reforms of State APMC Act in terms of (a) a single license for trading to be valid across the State, (b) single point levy of market fee and (c) provision for electronic auction as a mode for price discovery, has been made a pre condition for integration with NAM.
Agriculture and farmers Welfare Minister informed that many States and Union Territories expressed their willingness to join NAM, however, detailed proposals were received from 12 States for integration of 365 mandis.  Of these, 21 mandis from 8 States (Gujarat, Telangana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh) have been selected for the Pilot launch of the NAM e-market platform.

Shri Singh said that NAM portal will be formally launched on 14th April 2016 by the Hon¡¯ble Prime Minister from Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi between 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar.  It will be an electronic launch with the push of a button by the Hon¡¯ble Prime Minister. Other dignitaries invited for the occasion are Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Communications & IT,  Shri Mohanbhai K. Kundariya, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.  Other guests include Senior Officers from the Central & State Governments, President¡¯s of CII, FICCI & ASSOCHAM, Farmers from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi, etc.  Simultaneously in the 21 pilot mandis across 8 States, State dignitaries and VIPs will be present to inaugurate the e-portal for online trading of identified agricultural commodities.

State wise list of mandis for Pilot launch

Sr.No.
State
APMC
District
Commodity proposed
1
Gujarat
Patan
Patan
Castor Seed
2
Botad
Bhavnagar
Chana (Black Gram)
3
Himmatnagar
Sabarkantha
Wheat
4
Telangana
Tirumalgiri
Nalgonda
Paddy
5
Nizamabad
Nizamabad
Turmeric
6
Badepally
Mahboobnagar
Maize
7
Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Onion
8
Warangal
Warangal
 Maize
9
Rajasthan
Ramganj Mandi
Kota
 Chana (Black Gram)
10
Madhya Pradesh
Karond, Bhopal
Bhopal
Chana (Black Gram)
11
Uttar Pradesh
Sultanpur
Sultanpur
Wheat
12
Lakhimpur
Lakhimpur Kheri
Wheat
13
Lalitpur
Lalitpur
Wheat
14
Bahraich
Bahraich
Wheat
15
Saharanpur
Saharanpur
Wheat
16
Mathura
Mathura
Wheat
17
Haryana
Ellanabad
Sirsa
Mustard
18
Karnal
Karnal
Wheat
19
Jharkhand
Pandra, Ranchi
Ranchi
Mahua Flower & Tamarind
20
Himachal Pradesh
Fruit Mandi, Solan
Solan
Shelling Peas
21
Dhalli, Shimla
 Shimla
 Shelling Peas


LIST OF COMMODITIES TO BE TRADED WITH NAM

S.No.
COMMODITY
1.
WHEAT
2.
MAIZE
3.
CHANA
4.
CASTOR SEED
5.
JOWAR
6.
BAJRA
7.
BARLEY
8.
GROUNDNUT
9.
SOYABEAN
10.
MUSTARD SEED
11.
PADDY
12
ARHAR
13.
URAD
14.
MASOOR
15.
MOONG
16.
REDCHILLI
17.
CUMIN
18
COTTON
19.
POTATO
20.
ONION
21.
APPLE
22.
TURMERIC
23.
SHELLING PEAS
24.
MAHUA FLOWER
25.
TAMARIND


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