On the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar,Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch National Agriculture Market portal to connect e-mandis in several states at a function in the national capital on Thursday.The launch of national e-agriculture market will enable farmers in eight states, including Uttar Pradesh, to sell 25 commodities online in 21 wholesale mandis.
Once the targeted 585 wholesale mandis across the country are integrated with NAM by March 2018.
“In the evening will launch e-trading platform for the National Agriculture Market. 21 mandis from 8 States will join the platform today,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
“The national agriculture market will enable farmers in eight states to sell 25 commodities online in 21 wholesale mandis and get better prices,” Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh yesterday said.
“The states include Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh,” he added.
Singh also said that the government is aiming to integrate 200 mandis by September this year and entire 585 mandis by March 2018.
“About 200 crore rupees has been sanctioned for this purpose,” he added.