Digital India Awards 2022: e-NAM wins Platinum Award

Digital India Awards 2022: e-NAM wins Platinum Award

Instituted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) the Digital India Awards (DIA) encourage and honor innovative digital solutions and exemplary initiatives by various government entities in the realm of digital governance. 

DIA aims to inspire and motivate not only government entities but also startups in fulfilling the Digital India vision which the Government of India has adopted to transform India into a digitally empowered society & knowledge economy. 

Digital India Awards 2022 were given under 7 different categories. These bare Digital Empowerment of Citizens, Public Digital Platforms, Digital Initiatives in Collaboration with Start-ups, Digital Initiative for ease of doing business, Data sharing and use for socioeconomic development, Digital Initiatives at Grassroots level and Best Web & Mobile initiatives. Platinum, Gold and Silver awards have been given to the winning teams under different categories.

Digital Empowerment of Citizens

e-NAM  has won the Platinum Award in the Digital Empowerment of Citizens Category in Digital India Awards2022.  e-NAM is a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. 

e-NAM: A profile 

e-NAM is a digital platform that integrates 1,260 APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) mandis across 22 states and 3 UTs (Union Territories) to facilitate online trading of 203 agriculture and horticulture commodities to enable farmers to realize better remunerative prices for their produce. 

e-NAM is catalysing the digital transformation of mandi operations and e-trading of agricultural commodities.

As of December 31, 2022, more than 1.74 crore farmers and 2.39 lakh traders have been registered on the e-NAM portal. A total trade consisting of 69 million metric tonnes of worth Rs 2.42 lakh crore has been recorded on the e-NAM platform. 

Advantages for farmers and various stakeholders 

e-NAM offers several benefits/ facilities to farmers & other stakeholders such as providing access to prevailing commodity price on mobile app, GPS based feature capturing e-NAM mandis and mandi prices within ~100 kms radius along with route map, Advance lot registration, SMS alert on final bid price of the lot & payment receipt, Real time competitive price bidding through e-NAM, weighment integration for accurate weight, bidding progress available on mobile, facilitates direct trade between farmer and trader, direct payment to Farmer’s bank account, reduction in the transaction costs of buyers and sellers, FPO trading module to facilitate FPOs to e-trade through e-NAM. 


Key takeaways

  • e-NAM was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • National Agriculture Market or eNAM is an online trading platform for agricultural commodities in India. 
  • eNAM facilitates farmers, traders and buyers with online trading in commodities