Gearing For A Bumper Harvest This Year, Haryana Allows Inter-State Trading In Mustard Using e-NAM Platform

Swarajya Staff

Jan 31, 2019, 05:36 PM | Updated 05:36 PM IST

Mustard fields. (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Mustard fields. (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Haryana will become the first state in the region to allow its mustard farmers to sell their produce in other states using e-NAM (National Agricultural Market), reports The Tribune.

“Mustard will be harvested in Haryana by next month. To start with, we are targeting to facilitate inter-state trading in mustard by February-end followed by other crops,” said Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board’s chief marketing enforcement officer, Raj Kumar Beniwal.

Mustard production in Haryana is expected to touch a record high of 50-60 lakh quintals spread over 13 lakh acres. On the other hand, the state produced only around 35 lakh quintals last year (2018).

Haryana initiated the process of connecting mandis to e-NAM in April 2016 and till date, it has connected 54 mandis with the platform. The state has obtained centre's approval to connect 27 more mandis. While the state has a total 113 mandis, over 20 lakh farmers are registered on the platform.


In 2016, PM Modi launched e-NAM, a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.

The NAM Portal provides a single window service for all APMC related information and services. This includes commodity arrivals and prices, buy and sell trade offers, provision to respond to trade offers, among other services.

Also Read: Trade By Indian Farmers On The Online Agri Platform E-NAM Pegged At Rs 58,930 Crore

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