An Analytical Study on the Functioning of eNAM (With Special Reference to Rajasthan)
International Journal of Research Culture Society, Volume -5, Issue -1, Jan –2021
5 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2021
Date Written: January 2021
The Government concern about the strengthening agricultural sector for the development Indian economy, the Central government of India had launched the electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) portal on the 15th of April, 2016. eNAM is the portal that helps to links the domestic markets i.e., APMC mandies over the states for the creation of a pan-India market platform which will help to achieve ONE NATION ONE MARKET moto. In the front end, eNAM had created a Virtual market while at the back end there is the physical market. In the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for agriculture products has been increased but on the parallel side governments of different counties have imposed lockdown to control the COVID-19 virus which had restricted the supply of Agriculture products. eNAM is a virtual network-based pan-India market platform that allows farmers to sell their farm products anywhere in the country by overcoming the state barriers. eNAM is helped to achieve the “ONE NATION ONE MARKET” goal of the government. Therefore, this research paper will aim to analyze the functioning, implementation, and status of eNAM in Rajasthan as well as research also focused on SWOC analysis of eNAM policy. So far, 1000 markets across 18 states and 3 UT’s have been integrated with multiple phases. In Rajasthan, there are a total of 144 APMC mandis have been integrated with eNAM which is the highest in India.
Keywords: Agriculture, eNAM, APMC, COVID-19, Trade portal
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