The central government has integrated 250 mandis in ten states as strife to provide farmers better prices with the electronic national agriculture market (e-NAM) in the first phase.
Interestingly, the government has exceeded the target of setting up 200 markets for farm produce through it, as per Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh.
The states which will have markets include Uttar Pradesh which will have 67 mandis integrated with the e-NAM portal.
Similarly, Telengana will have 44, Gujarat will have 40 and Haryana will have 36.
Apart from them, Madhya Pradesh will have 20 incorporated markets.
Also, the government presently has given a nod to proposals of 14 states for integrating around 400 mandis under the portal.
Fortunately, agricultural produce of 1, 53,000 tonnes costing Rs 421 crores has been transacted through e-NAM platform for which more than 160,000 farmers and over 46,000 traders have been enrolled
The first phase of the e-NAM was launched on 14th of April earlier this year.