A Amarender Reddy

A Amarender Reddy

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad.

Maximizing Benefits from the e-NAM Platform

Maximizing Benefits from the e-NAM Platform
A unified, efficient market platform integrated with major mandis of the country, coupled with the onboarding of service providers and stakeholders of the agricultural commodity value chain, has the potential to boost farmers’ income by ensuring better crop prices through a transparent price discovery and quality certification. Such a platform can equally benefit the service providers, traders and others.

Utilise Crop Residue Efficiently

Utilise Crop Residue Efficiently
Indian agriculture has focused primarily on maximising crop output levels over the last six decades or so, with limited or negligible attention to post-harvest management. As a result, development of efficient value chains for agricultural commodities remains muted, while that for by-products and crop residue is nearly non-existent. Furthermore, with increased pressure on the land to produce more crops in a year, it has become a practice to treat crop residue as waste and burn it for quick disposal.