E-NAM PLATFORM: A HAND TO SURVIVE INDIAN AGRICULTURE FROM COVID19 OUTBREAK
Keywords:COVID19, Impact, eNAM, Growth, Indian economy, Agriculture sector
Coronavirus, also known as COVID19, was an unprecedented shock for the Indian economy, already in the vulnerability stage. With the prolonged country-wide lockdown, the Indian economy downturn. COVID19 had stuck almost all the sectors of the economy, but the agriculture sector had managed to survive in the COVID19 outbreak with the help of the Central Government scheme, namely the eNAM platform. This study aimed to evaluate the spread of COVID19 in India, the current status of the eNAM platform and its growth. In contrast, the study also focused on comparing the total commodity arrival of the eNAM integrated market during the COVID19 period with the previous period. The study had selected April 2020 to March 2021 as a COVID19 period and April 2019 to March 2020 as the last period; for comparison study had selected the Fathenager eNAM market as a sample. The particular research had applied the CARG model to evaluate the growth of eNAM markets, whereas for hypothesis testing implemented Chi-square test. eNAM had significantly increased growth by 84.8% in the last four years by integrating 1000 APMC markets with the eNAM platform.
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