Submitted by gwl1 on Wed, 10/31/2007 - 19:36.
As a step towards globalisation of agriculture, the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (OMI) in India has embarked upon an ICT project: NICNET based Agricultural Marketing Information System Network (AGMARKNET)" for linking all important APMCS (Agricultural Produce Market Committees), State Agricultural marketing Boards / Directorates and OMI regional offices located throughout the country, for effective information exchange on market prices NIC implements this project on a turn-key basis. This AGMARKNET project has already networked 735 Agricultural Produces Wholesale Markets (APWMs), 75 State Agricultural Marketing Boards/ Directorates and DMI Regional Offices during 2000-02 and embarked upon additional 2000 Marketsduring the Tenth Plan Period (2002-2007). AGMARKNET appears to be filling a huge gap by providing access to information at reasonable cost. The AGMARKNET venture is a heartening initiative from the much criticized and slow-to-react government, especially on the issue of easing the infrastructural constraints on agriculture (Times of India, 2002).
Market information, wholesale markets