28 March 2021, New Delhi: NAFED e-Kisan mandis (NeKM) is electronic trading platform with physical infra-structure at each proposed location in partnership with local Farmer Producer Organisations (FPCx and Cooperatives) to be integrated with a National Level Digital Marketing Platform. The mandi has both physical and virtual infrastructure and it is based on spoke & hub model. The physical infra-structure will include digital platform with auctioning facility, pack-house (including sorting-grading, packing and pre-cooling facilities), warehouse and cold storages if required. FPOs will get funding support through Agriculture Infra-structure Fund (AIF) and subsidies available under various Central and State Government schemes. The mandis are made at farm gate brining buyers to farmers.
Locations of NeKMs in which NAFED has entered into agreement with FPOs:
|Place of Mandi
NAFED shall take up more mandis based on performance/success of above mentioned mandis.
Till date, the government of India has paid Rs 1,15,849.05 crore through Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.