Now online Inter-state trade is possible through e-NAM portal. The first inter-State trade on e-Nam between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has been carried out in between farmer from Gadwal mandi in Telangana State, who sold 8.46 quintal of groundnut to, a trader in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh through the e-NAM portal. It is start of a new chapter in Agricultural Marketing in the Indian context.
Initially, trade on e-NAM started inside the individual e-NAM mandi, with involvement of farmers and traders of that mandi, later inter-mandi trade on e-NAM platform started within the State. Now inter-mandi trade within e-NAM States is happening in 10 States.
The e-NAM platform is a pan-India electronic trading portal to network the existing physical regulated wholesale market (known as APMC market) through a virtual platform to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. e-NAM platform promotes better marketing opportunities for the farmers to sell their produce through online, competitive and transparent price discovery system and online payment facility.
Already 2.29 crore MT trade with value of more than Rs.60,000 crore has been recorded on e-NAM platform. Launched in April 2016 this e-market platform has integrated 585 regulated markets of 16 states and 2 Union territories with trading in 124 commodities. These commodities covers all major cereals coarse cereals, pulses, oilseeds, spices, flowers, minor forest produce etc
It means, Farmers from different states can sell their potatoes, brinjal, cauliflower, raddish, peas, carrot and cabbage etc too with rice, wheat, oil seeds and pulses. They can also sell spices and flowers on this digital platform.