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AP is first state to implement eNAM: Pradyumna

AP is first state to implement eNAM: Pradyumna
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Andhra Pradesh is in the forefront of the implementation of eNAM and enabled the farmers to directly sell their produce through it, informed PS Pradyumna special commissioner marketing

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh is in the forefront of the implementation of eNAM and enabled the farmers to directly sell their products through it, informed PS Pradyumna special commissioner marketing while delivering his speech at a conference on Warehouse registration and Interface between e-NAM and e-NWR at Vijayawada on Saturday.

Pradyumna said that, for the first time in the country, AP Agricultural department has declared 22 CWC (Central Warehousing Corporation) as a marketplace. Which means such warehouses can conduct trading activity henceforth.

Earlier a farmer depositing his commodity in central or state warehouses was required to again transport the same commodity to the market yard for selling his commodity. This led to double transportation cost. That was no longer needed now. In these 22 warehouses, the farmers can directly sell his commodity through eNAM, he explained. In the coming days, the rest of the central and state godowns will be gradually declared as a marketplace. The objective is to enable more market access to farmers, he explained.

National Agriculture Market (eNAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) is the lead agency for implementing eNAM under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Government of India.

Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (e-NWR) would have no chances of any tempering, mutilation, fudging, loss or damage and with no possibility of any multiple financing. Hence, these NWRs will not only facilitate an easy pledge financing by banks and other financial institutions but also smooth trading on various trading centres like commodity exchanges, e-NAM and other electronic platforms.

PK Swain, Joint Secretary, marketing, union government and BB pattanaik, Chairman of WDRA commended the government of AP for being the first in the country to declare warehouses as a marketplace. PK Swain said that although they had requested other state governments also, Andhra Pradesh was the first to issue Government Orders notifying 22 warehouses as a marketplace.

Owners of private godowns and cold storage, farmer producer organisations, officials of the marketing department, AP Warehousing Corporation, Central Warehousing Corporation, cooperative department and others participated in the workshop.

Dignitaries who were present in the event including, Madhusudhan Reddy, special secretary marketing, Petluri Srinivas, member WDRA, P. Chandra Shekara, Director General, National Institute of Agriculture Marketing, Jaipur (NIAM).

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