Centre today asked state governments to speed up implementation process of electronic-national agriculture market (e-NAM). With e-NAM initiative government is targeting to achieve the integrating more than 200 vegetable and fruits wholesale markets.
Government is trying to achieve the goal by September this year. At present, only 23 markets in eight states have been integrated with the e-NAM. The government has kept a total target of 585 by March 2018.
A meeting was called to discuss with state government officials the progress made in the implementation of e-NAM in various states.
Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak in the meeting directed state officials to fasten the process and put in place infrastructure at the earliest so that more wholesale markets are integrated with the e-platform, sources said.
Some states, especially Uttar Pradesh which at present has integrated only six such markets. The state has promised to integrate 60 by August 15, while Madhya Pradesh has said it will integrate at least 10 wholesale markets by that date.