Modi Transforming Indian Agriculture with Digital India

Modi is slowly but surely transforming the Indian agricultural market under the Digital India banner. Lets hope it benefits the farmers. Getting rural communities online in this way will also boost Internet and mobile penetration in India.

Times of India the Indian government will integrate 21 regulated wholesale markets, or mandis, in eight states under an online platform on Thursday as part of the proposed National Agriculture Market (NAM).

"On April 14, on the 125 birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the e-trading platform — NAM — which proposes to integrate 585 regulated wholesale market or agriculture produce market committees (APMCs) under one electronic platform," said agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday.

This will ensure farmers get competitive returns and consumers get stable prices and steady availability, he said. NAM is envisaged as a pan-India electronic trading portal that seeks to network the existing Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) and other market yards to create a unified national market for farm commodities.


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