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COVID-19 has given a boost to e-NAM, the national digital platform for agricultural trade, with the number of connected mandis, or wholesale markets, up 65% since the lockdown, according to Agriculture Ministry data.

The Centre recognised the potential of e-NAM in overcoming some of the hurdles of the lockdown, and introduced some important new features in April:

  1. A trading module allowing Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to trade produce directly from their collection centres without bringing it to mandis
  2. A warehouse-based trading module
  3. A logistics module offering users trackable transport facilities through aggregators with access to 11 lakh trucks.

Read More about e-NAM and Linking of 177 new Mandis at: https://www.legacyias.com/pib-11th-may/

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