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The Prime Minister Launched National Agriculture Market

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The Prime Minister Launched National Agriculture Market

An e-Trading platform for farmer was launced by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the project is a pilot of e-NAM. The project was launched on an auspicios day celebrating 125th birth anniversay of Dr, Baba Saheb Ambedlkar. During the launch Shri Narendra Modi emphasized that such platforms will provide more transperance to the farmer and will leverage direct benefits to the farmers.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture & Farmer welfare Minister asserted that the Center is very keen to accomplish the work as early as possible and if States cooperate it will be done one year ahead that is by March2017. Shri Singh said that 21 mandis in 8 states have been linked to National Agriculture Market today. By September, 2016 two hundred mandis will be included and by March, 2018 five hundred eighty five mandis. Furthermore Shri Radha Mohan Singh informed that this project will operate through an online portal which is being linked to the mandis of the States. Its software will be provided to all the willing states without cost.

Under this Project, Government of India is providing a grant of Rs. 30 lacs to the proposed agriculture mandis of the states. The farmers will be provided “farmer helpline services round the clock” for obtaining information related to this portal.

Apart from the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Tele Communication and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Mohan Bhai Kundaria, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Cabinet Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha and Agriculture Secretary, Shri Shobhana Patnaik were also present on the occasion.

Some highlights of the projects

  • 21 Mandis from 8 States have been Linked to National Agriculture Market
  • 200 mandis will be Linked within five Months and 585 Mandis by March, 2018.
  • Various Schemes Initiated to Double Farmers Income in next Five Years.

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