39% APMCs in Maharashtra join e-NAM

Joseph B. Hash

Of the 306 Agricultural Make Market place Committees (APMCs) in the State, 118 have connected with e-NAM, a pan-India electronic buying and selling portal which is a gadget to link current actual physical APMC mandis that can be accessed on-line. Whilst on-line gate entry and e-auction have been started in […]

Of the 306 Agricultural Make Market place Committees (APMCs) in the State, 118 have connected with e-NAM, a pan-India electronic buying and selling portal which is a gadget to link current actual physical APMC mandis that can be accessed on-line.

Whilst on-line gate entry and e-auction have been started in all APMCs, e-payment is useful in only 67 APMCs. The condition has 623 subyards unfold throughout the districts.

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Past 12 months until November 2020, thirteen lakh MT of grains well worth ₹3,850 crore have been e-auctioned and ₹98.fifty six crore in e-payment done. Every 12 months in excess of two hundred lakh MT agri create well worth amongst ₹45,000 crore and ₹56,000 crore arrives in APMC mandis.

“e-NAM has not arrived at a the vast majority of farmers. Actual physical trade carries on to dominate in comparison to the trade that is occurring in APMCs. Small and marginal farmers carry on to count on APMCs. Deliberate efforts have to be designed to introduce farmers to e-NAM,” mentioned farmer Baba Pawar, incorporating APMCs have designed an ecosystem and farmers are applied to the operations of APMCs.

Maharashtra Farmers Producer Firm (MahaFPC), a consortium of about 400 FPCs in the State, is doing the job with farmers to encourage them to choose for an different promoting technique. According to MahaFPC officers, farmers are bit by bit but steadily tapping choices.

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“Established APMCs give the infrastructure for the sale of agricultural create so that farmers get satisfactory selling price for their agricultural create and are protected from exploitation by traders and middlemen by supplying minimal costs,” the State Economic Survey 2020-21 produced on Friday mentioned.

The Central federal government is insisting that farmers and traders should really join e-NAM as it encourages uniformity in agriculture promoting by streamlining processes throughout built-in markets, removing details asymmetry amongst purchasers and sellers and selling real-time selling price discovery centered on actual demand and offer. The Centre needs to combine APMCs throughout the place through a typical on-line sector system to facilitate pan-India trade in agriculture commodities.

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