New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said states are being cajoled to reject the Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) and adopt electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) so that farmers get better price for their produce. "Together with this we're also making sure that the states are cajoled to reject APMCs. "We are talking with states to sort of dismantle that and move towards e-NAM for farmers," she added. So far, 21 e-NAM mandis of eight states namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh had joined hands to start inter-state trade on e-NAM. Through inter-state trade, farmers get better market access, more buyers/ traders and realise better prices for their produce.
Source: Mint November 12, 2019 13:06 UTC