39% APMCs in Maharashtra join e-NAM

Of the 306 Agricultural Develop Sector Committees (APMCs) in the State, 118 have linked with e-NAM, a pan-India digital buying and selling portal which is a machine to connect present physical APMC mandis that can be accessed on the net.

When on the net gate entry and e-auction have been begun in all APMCs, e-payment is practical in only sixty seven APMCs. The point out has 623 subyards distribute across the districts.

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Past calendar year till November 2020, thirteen lakh MT of grains worthy of ₹3,850 crore have been e-auctioned and ₹98.56 crore in e-payment carried out. Every single calendar year over two hundred lakh MT agri produce worthy of between ₹45,000 crore and ₹56,000 crore arrives in APMC mandis.

“e-NAM has not arrived at a bulk of farmers. Bodily trade proceeds to dominate in contrast to the trade that is occurring in APMCs. Small and marginal farmers keep on to rely on APMCs. Deliberate efforts ought to be produced to introduce farmers to e-NAM,” claimed farmer Baba Pawar, introducing APMCs have created an ecosystem and farmers are used to the functions of APMCs.

Maharashtra Farmers Producer Business (MahaFPC), a consortium of about 400 FPCs in the State, is performing with farmers to influence them to choose for an option promoting system. According to MahaFPC officers, farmers are gradually but steadily tapping alternatives.

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“Established APMCs supply the infrastructure for the sale of agricultural produce so that farmers get ample cost for their agricultural produce and are secured from exploitation by traders and middlemen by giving small selling prices,” the State Economic Survey 2020-21 launched on Friday claimed.

The Central authorities is insisting that farmers and traders must sign up for e-NAM as it encourages uniformity in agriculture promoting by streamlining treatments across integrated markets, getting rid of details asymmetry between purchasers and sellers and promoting authentic-time cost discovery primarily based on real demand from customers and supply. The Centre desires to integrate APMCs across the nation by way of a frequent on the net marketplace system to facilitate pan-India trade in agriculture commodities.