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e-NAM platform onboards 1,000 mandis

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday said it has achieved integration of 1,000 wholesale mandis, located in 21 states and union territories, with the electronic-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). While 585 mandis were integrated in the first phase, 415 mandis were integrated in the second phase. The deadline for second phase was May 15.

Right now, farmers auction their agriculture produce at 6,900-odd APMC (Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees) mandis spread across the nation.

Some of them are also using online bidding through e-NAM platform.

“38 additional mandis were integrated with the e-NAM platform today, thus achieving a milestone of integration of 415 mandis as per the planned target (for the second phase),” the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement.

The 38 mandis integrated are in Madhya Pradesh (19), Telangana (10), Maharashtra (4), and one each in Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir, it said.