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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
13-April-2016 17:40 IST
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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