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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to provide more linkages and market facilities to the farmers so that they can sell their produce at the national level.

Recently, the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, reviewed the status of linkage of mandis of Jammu and Kashmir with e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) in a meeting held at Civil Secretariat.

Under e-NAM, Mandis or Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) are provided an online pan-India electronic trading portal.

In a PowerPoint Presentation given by Director Horticulture (P&M), Vikas Sharma, it was revealed that 9 mandis were onboarded in August 2022 in addition to the already onboard mandis of Narwal and Parimpora. He informed that DPRs have been submitted for adding more mandis.

ACS had detailed information regarding the breakup of the number of farmers, traders, commission agents and FPOs registered with the individual mandis. He was apprised that over 12 thousand farmers and more than 1800 traders are availing benefits from this online linkage has shown that people are getting new opportunities to trade online.

He enquired about the facilities being provided to the registered members and instructed the officers to ensure that trade volume of each mandi increases over time.

He also had deliberations with the officers regarding the process of identification of suitable land in coordination with the District Administration for creation of new mandis at Kishtwar, Bandipora, Samba and Reasi for overall development of the agriculture sector.

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