Electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

  • It is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.
  • NAM is a virtual market but it is connected to a physical market (mandi) at the back end and promotes genuine price discovery.
  • Funding – Funded by Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) which is set up through the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC).
  • License – Liberal licensing of traders and commission agents by state authorities and one license for a trader is valid across all markets in the state.
  • Market Fee – Single point levy on the first wholesale purchase from the farmer.
  • Implementation – A Central Sector Scheme. Willing states enact suitable provisions in their APMC act for integration with the e-platform.
  • Soil Testing Laboratories available in the mandis itself.