e-NAM or the e-trading platform (online trading portal) for the National Agriculture Market was launched by the prime minister. The project would operate via the online portal that is linked to the states’ mandis. All the participating states will be provided its software at no cost. A competent person will be appointed for one year in each sharing mandi in order to enable the seamless and smooth operation of the portal. The GOI is offering a grant of Rs.30 lakhs to the participating agriculture mandis. Farmers under this scheme will be given ‘farmer helpline services’ 24×7 to help them obtain information about the portal.