eNAM Current Affairs - 2020
The ENAM initiative is spread across 18 states and three union territories currently. The Government of India recently added 38 Mandi to the initiative and has reached its set target of 1000 Mandis.
Recently, the Government of India linked 200 Mandis to ENAM and another 117 in a short duration after this. Adding 38 more Mandis to the network, ENAM has achieved its set target of integrating 1000 mandis. Out of these 38 mandis, 19 were from Madhya Pradesh, four from Maharashtra, 10 from Telangana and one each from Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala.
What was the target?
The GoI had set a target of linking 1000 Mandis to the ENAM platform in April 2020. This was set up to help farmers during the lock down period. This target has now been achieved.
The ENAM initiative was launched in 2016. The scheme aimed to network all the mandis under the platform called “One Nation One Market”. The platform also aims to reduce transaction costs and help in expansion of market access to farmers. So far 1.66 crore farmers and 1,31,000 traders are registered under ENAM platform.
Tags: Agriculture • eNAM • extension of lock down • Farmer welfare • lock down
On May 11, 2020, around 117 mandis were integrated with E-NAM (National Agriculture Market). This has increased the number of Mandis in the country to 962.
The Union Minister of Agriculture launched the mandis through video conferencing. These online Mandis are now being used to trade coconut and bamboo as well. As of May 9, 2020, around 3.43 crore metric tonnes of bamboo and 37.93 metric tonnes of coconut have been traded. Currently, 150 commodities are being traded through the platform. It includes oil seeds, vegetables, fruits, fibers and food grains.
More than 1,005 Farmer Producer Organization have been registered under the ENAM Platform.
Farmer Producer Organizations
The Agriculture Ministry in April 2020 had launched Logistics module, FPO trade module and eNWR based warehouse module. This helped integrating FPOs from 15 states with the platform.
It is to be noted that recently, around 200 mandis were integrates with the E-NAM platform.
The ENAM platform is a single window service for the APMC (Agriculture Produce Market Committee) related services and information. This includes commodity arrivals, information about quality of the product and their prices, electronic payment settlement for better access of the market.
India is currently working towards “One Nation One Market”. The integration of Mandis will help achieving this by taking the total numbers included in the platform to 1000.