About Event

eeNAM Logistics

About Agri-logistic
Agri-logistics is the backbone of Agri-business, which enables connectivity between production & consumption centres over both space & time with minimal loss of quality as well as quantity. The need for Agri-logistic will arise when buyer/ seller participate in online bidding in Inter-Mandi or Inter-State trade on eNAM. The Agri-logistic services will enable Farmer Producer Organizations, Traders, Processors, Exporters, and Corporates to safe-keeping of their produce and fast-track the delivery to markets.
About Event
The aim of the workshop is to bring various stake holders in to Agri-logistic platform under eNAM. The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare is organizing a "National Consultative Workshop on Strenghtening Agri-Logistics in National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)". This platform will be ideal for professional who are offering solutions on Assaying, Grading, Sorting, Packaging, Agri-Transportation (Uberization), Warehousing & Agri-logistics Professionals. Stakeholders can utilize the platform for networking as well as for business development.

This Agri-logistics national workshop aims to understand & deliberate on:

  • Comprehensive agriculture logistics solutions viz challenges & innovation in Assaying, Grading, Sorting, Packaging , Transportation & Warehousing
  • To discover innovative solutions ,explore technologies & debate a roadmap for expediting the moving of farmer’s produce under inter- state trade of National Agri culture Market (e-NAM)
  • Dimension of interactive agri-logistic platform under National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

Who we are?
NBARD is an Apex Development Financial Institution in India. The Bank has been entrusted with "matters concerning Policy Planning and Operations in the field of credit for Agriculture and other Economic activities in Rural areas in India.
SFAC is an Autonomous Society promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare. Promoting Agri-Business by encouraging institutional and private sector investments and linkages to ensure the empowerment of all farmers in the country.
NIAM is a national level institute set up by the Ministry of Agriculture, to cater to the needs of agricultural marketing personnel and to offer specialized Training, Research, Consultancy and Education in Agricultural Marketing in India and Southeast Asian countries..
DMI is an implement of the agricultural marketing policies and programs for the integrated development of the marketing of agricultural and other allied products in the country with a view to safeguarding the interests of farmers as well as the consumers. It maintains a close liaison between the Central and the State Governments.
Agri Logistics Workshop

Digital Disruption of eNAM Logistics

Digital Disruption of eNAM Logistics

The real idea of the workshop is to look beyond eNAM for various Agri-logistic services. However, we are improving the eNAM environment by adding new modules and updating user friendly eNAM application on regular basis. We are also anticipating new ways to cater the needs of FPOs, traders, processors, corporates and exporters who participate in online bidding through eNAM platform by providing third party logistic services. This workshop can be looked up as a platform to revolutionize various Agri-logistic services including Assaying, Grading, Sorting, Packaging, Transportation and Warehousing.



21st January 2020 | 09:00 AM

Time Activity
08:30-09:30 AM Registration
09:00-09:30 AM Context setting Session
09:30 AM Welcoming
9.35 AM - 9.45 AM Context setting presentation
“e-NAM : An overview, Agri – Logistics in e-NAM
Shri P.K. Swain, Joint Secretary (Marketing), MoA&FW, Govt. of India
9.45 AM - 9.50 AM Address by MD, SFAC
9.50 AM - 9.55 AM Address by CEO, NRAA
9.55 AM - 10.05 AM Address by Chairman, NABARD
10.05 AM - 10.15 AM Address by Secretary, DAC&FW
10.15 AM - 11.15 AM Technical Session – 1 : Assaying in e-NAM : Status, Challenges & Innovations
Lead Speaker & Chair: Sh. C. Parthasarathy, IAS, APC, Telengana;
Assaying: Bridging the gap between farmers, Processors and consumer needs (10 mins)
Rapporteur : Official from DMI
Presentation – 1 Sh. B.K. Tiwari, Deputy AMA, DMI
Assaying of Agriculture Commodities : An overview in context of e-NAM(10 mins)
Presentation – 2 Sh. Ganesh Ramamurthi, COO, NCML
Technology, innovations & Credibility interface in Assaying :Experiences(10 mins)
Presentation – 3 Sh. Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, CEO, AgNext
Assaying in digital Agriculture Age(10 mins)
- Interaction and Conclusion (20 mins)
11:00 - 12:00 Noon Special Session
11.15 - 11.25 AM Welcome Address by– Additional Secretary (Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi), MoA&FW,GOI
11.25 - 11.40 AM Address by Guest of honour - Hon’ble Minister of State (Agriculture) - Shri. Parsottam Rupala
11.40 - 12.00 Noon Address by Chief Guest - Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India - Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar
12.00 Noon – 1.00 PM Technical Session – 2 : Transportation in e-NAM : Status, Challenges and Innovations
Lead Speaker & Chair :Sh. V. Kalyana Rama, Chairman & Managing Director, Container Corporation of India Ltd.
Cost Time and quality effectiveness in Agri Transportation (10 mins)
Rapporteur :Official from DMI
Presentation – 1: Sh. Sumit Kumar, CEO, TCI, Cold Chain Solutions
Challenges and prospects of Food Value Chain with respect to e-NAM (10 mins)
Presentation – 2: – Sh. N. K. Grover, Managing Director, Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd
Potential use of CRWC infrastructure for strengthening e-NAM (10 mins)
Presentation – 3: Sh. Sharath Loganathan, Co-founder, Ninjakart
Transportation of Fruits & Vegetables- Cost Effective technologies and models(10 mins)
- Interaction and Conclusion (20 mins)
1.00 PM – 2.00 PM Lunch Break
2.00 - 3.00 PM Technical Session – 3 : Grading, Sorting and Packaging in e-NAM : Skilling, Technologies and Innovations
Lead Speaker & Chair :Dr N Nagambika Devi,
Additional Chief Secretary(Cooperation),Karnataka
Challenges in packaging of Agri Commodities(10 mins)
Rapporteur : Official from DMI
Presentation – 1 Prof. (Dr.) Tanweer Alam, Additional Director, Indian Institute of Packaging
Packaging solutions for perishable goods; future prospects in e-NAM (10 mins)
Presentation – 2 Sh. N. Siva Shankaran, Vice President, Uflex
Innovations in Packaging of Agri Commodities:Experience sharing(10 mins)
Presentation – 3 Sh. Aditya Agarwalla, Co-founder , Kisan Network
Tech enabled supply chain for Indian Agriculture :improving farmers crop selling experience through Grading, Sorting and Packaging (10 mins)
Presentation – 4 Sh. Bhanu Arora, Head, Corporate Affair & Communication, METRO Cash & Carry (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Innovations in Grading and Sorting: Experience Sharing (10 mins) - Interaction and Conclusion (30 mins)
3.00 - 4.00 PM Technical Session – 4 : Warehouse and Cold Storages in e-NAM : Capacity Expansion and efficient Chain Management
Lead Speaker & Chair : Dr. B.B. Patnaik, Former Chairman, WDRA (10 mins)
Linking Warehouses and cold storages to e-NAM (10 mins)
Rapporteur : Official from DMI
Presentation – 1: Sh. Atul Chhura, Head- Institutional Business, Star Agribazaar Technology Limited
Role of warehousing and cold storage in e-NAM(10 mins)
Presentation – 2: 2 Sh. M. Srinivas Reddy, Senior General Manager, Blue Star Limited
Role of Cold Storage in e-NAM: Challenges and innovations (10 mins)
Presentation – 3: Dr. A. R. Khan, General Manager, NABARD
Warehousing- phygital platforms for commodity trading in e-NAM(10 mins)
- Interaction and Conclusion (20 mins)
4.00 – 4.15 PM Tea Break
4.15 - 5.15 PM Technical Session – 6 : Harnessing Digital Technology for user friendly Agri Logistic in e-NAM
Lead Speaker & Chair : Dr. Saurabh Garg, Principal Secretary, Govt of Odisha
Custom Hiring to uberisation of agri-logistics: Challenges and prospects. (10 mins)
Rapporteur : Officials from DMI
Presentation – 1 : Sh. K C Mishra, Chairman & Founder, eKutir
Concept and opportunities in agri logistics sector(10 mins)
Presentation – 2 :Sh. Amit Punaini, Director, TruckSuvidha
Uberisation of agri logistics – innovative models (10 mins)
Presentation – 3 :K Parminder Singh, National head operations strategic partner NFCL
Consolidation and implementation of agri logistics in e-NAM value chain(10 mins)
- Interaction and Conclusion (20 mins)
5.15 - 6.00 PM Valedictory Session
5.15 - 5.45 PM Summarization of the deliberations: Dr. Raka Saxena, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NIAP
5.45 - 6.00 PM - Address by Secretary, DAC&FW, MoA& FW, GoI
- Vote of Thanks- Joint Secretary (Marketing), MoA&FW,GOI

A.P.Shinde Symposium Hall, NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi, Delhi 110012


National Agriculture Market

National Agriculture Market (eNAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.
Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) is the lead agency for implementing eNAM under the aegis of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India.
Integration of APMCs across the country through a common online market platform to facilitate pan-India trade in agriculture commodities, providing better price discovery through transparent auction process based on quality of produce along with timely online payment.

To promote uniformity in agriculture marketing by streamlining of procedures across the integrated markets, removing information asymmetry between buyers and sellers and promoting real time price discovery based on actual demand and supply.
Integration of APMCs across the country through a common online market platform to facilitate pan-India trade in agriculture commodities, providing better price discovery through transparent auction process based on quality of produce along with timely online payment.

Value Chain

eeNAM Logistics Will Include the Complete value chain of Logistics

  • All Services
  • Sampling & Assaying
  • Sorting & Grading
  • Packaging
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
Sampling & Assaying
Sampling & Assaying

Unlike other sectors, realisation of Price of the agriculture produce based on quality is a challenge faced by the farmers. Quality management system in traditional wholesale marketing ecosystem is in its embryonic stage of development. The launch of e-NAM has given impetus for the development of quality management system based on a scientifically designed and operated process on a reliable sampling and assaying. The process infuses and imbibes confidence in the distantly located buyers on one side and assures farmers of quality based price realisation. Hence it becomes a source of developing a trade language based on trust. Under the agri trade friendly e-NAM scheme, mandies have been equipped with assaying facilities to be undertaken by skilled manpower. Further tradable parameters have been formulated to facilitate quality assaying of agriculture produce for trading on e-NAM platform.

On completion of assaying process, a quality certificate is generated with all relevant details of the assaying results, which facilitate traders to take informed decisions as per their requirement by quoting the best price for that lot. In case of any dispute over the quality of the assayed lot delivered to the buyer, the assayer’s certificate becomes a critical proof for its resolution.

Sorting & Grading
Sorting & Grading

Sorting & Grading are important post-harvest operations which play a major role to help the farmers to fetch better price realization for their produce. Sorted and Graded products are eligible for more price than the non-graded agriculture produces.

Sorting means separating similar agricultural produce in to various categories based on specific criteria like origin, size, shape, colour, smell, technology, quality, legal conformity and market value etc. It is generally preferred for the fruits and vegetables.

Grading is the classification of agri-commodities on the basis of commercial value or end use (product quality). The grading may be manual or mechanical, in which the agriculture commodities are assessed on the basis of its size, shape and quality.

Packaging of Agri-commodities offer immense value addition to the produce. It is quite necessary for the farmers to understand the importance of packaging of their produce. It results in to better shelf life and ease of handling during the entire value chain. Packaging of agri produce always supports easy transportation from the farmer’s field to its destination, be it market yard or end consumer point. Better packaging practices & usage of good quality packaging material by the farmers, will definitely help them to fetch better prices and also preserve and minimise transportation losses.

Transportation service is the backbone of every industry and agricultural marketing is not an exception. Better and efficient transportation services result in to an optimum distribution of the farmer’s produce from its production centre to the marketing hub and finally to its consumption hub. Transportation plays a vital role in the overall agriculture ecosystem.

There are different ways and means of transportation being used by the Indian farmers. He may bring his agricultural produce by different means like bullock cart, tempo trolley, tractor trolley or truck load, resulting in over all losses including transportation & storage which accounts for about 40.2 % of the post harvest losses.

The transportation services are not much cost effective and efficient enough to handle the agricultural marketing. Hence this workshop will bring some insight in to the existing transportation facilities which will help for better planning for the uplifting of Indian agriculture as a whole.

Warehousing is a scientific storage practice where agri-commodities can be stored in warehouses for longer period of time, without losing its quality & quantity during entire storage period. Agricultural Storage is an important Agri- logistics & marketing function, which involves storing and preserving agriculture produce by the farmers, aggregators, traders, processors & exporters from the time these are produced until are needed for consumption. The main objective of post harvest storage is to help the farmers and depositors to avoid distress sale during the harvest season and to fetch better competitive price later.
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Contact Details

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) ,
Krishi Bhawan,
Dr Rajendra Prasad Rd,
New Delhi, 110001.

Event Coordinator

1) Director Marketing

Contact Number: +91 1123389346

2) Director NIAM

Contact Number: +91 9829210015