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Farmers to have pan-India access to mandis: Modi

e-based platform will be launched on April 14 to mark Ambedkar's anniversary; Modi asks country to double farm income by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting settlement claims of Kharif 2015 crop insurance to a selected beneficiary at Kisan Kalyan Mela in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting settlement claims of Kharif 2015 crop insurance to a selected beneficiary at Kisan Kalyan Mela in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. State CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan is also seen

Come April and Indian farmers will have pan-India access to all agriculture mandis for selling their farm yield. The platform, to be known as National Agricultural Market, will allow farmers to know best rates for their yield through the internet. He also asked governments and farmers to join hands to take a pledge to double income for farmers by 2022, when India will mark 75th anniversary of its Independence. “The platform will be launched from April 14, to mark the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar this year. The e-platform will provide Indian farmers access to minimum five ...