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Reboot e-NAM

The electronic agriculture market remains largely on paper

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to chief secretaries of states during a conference earlier this week to focus on the electronic national agricultural market (e-NAM) is well timed, considering that inept marketing is a major snag in ensuring reasonable prices to farmers. The e-NAM, meant to serve as a seamless, transparent and all-India market for agricultural products, has failed to take off a year after its launch amid great fanfare. Though over 400 of the country’s 585 main mandis have been equipped with e-trading facilities, hardly 4 per cent of the total wholesale ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 22:44 IST
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