ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is Agmarknet portal about?
Agmarknet portal is a govt. of
Q.No.2 What are the contents of Agmarknet Portal
The Portal provides both static and dynamic information
relating to agricultural marketing in
What types of daily data are disseminated to the Portal?
Ans. The portal provides easy access to commodity-wise, variety-wise daily prices and arrivals information of more than 2000 varieties and about 338 commodities from the wholesale markets spread all over the country. Prices and arrivals trend reports for important commodities, futures prices from Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited and NCDEX are being reported online on the portal.
What is the method of collection and dissemination of data?
The portal is run by the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection with
the technical assistance of NIC as consultant on Turn-key basis.
The computer facility has been provided at different markets at grassroot
level and connected to internet with DMI Hqrs. An individual
market centers enters the data in the prescribed format, using the customized
application software “Agmark”. The
information is either sent through State Government or directly to DMI Hqrs.
How many markets have been covered so far under this project?
So far 735 markets have been provided with the internet connectivity and 1000
markets are expected to be connected and made operational during 2004-05.
there any linkages of other organizations with this website?
Yes, CODEX, FAO, APCC, Trade Online, Commodities Exchanges like NCDEX, NMCE,
IFFCO and other related marketing organizations/Institutions are linked with
are the main users of Agmarknet Website?
The main users of Agmarknet
website are producers, traders, exporters, Commodity Boards/Departments,
ECO-STAT. The linkages are also
provided to Kisan, Krishi World, Indian Agro-net, Agriwatch, Indian Dairy
Industry, Agro-India, Forwards Markets Commission, National Multi Exchange of
India Limited and NCDEX through the portal to form a close user-group.
Q.No.8 What are the other information that can be accessed from Agmarknet?
The portal provides information on commodity profiles, reports of
important research studies, CODEX Standards of agricultural commodities, markets
profile, etc. E-mail addresses of the agencies involved in agricultural
marketing sector are progressively being published for public access for
facilitating direct interaction.
What is the impact of Agmarknet Portal?
The portal is considered as an important flagship of the Government of
India Schemes and efforts are afoot to make it of real use/service to the
farmers. About 600 markets are
reporting data every month. IFFCO, a
Cooperative Sector company, has been involved in disseminating the price
information to a large network of farmers cooperatives, Public sector banks,
commodity exchanges, news papers, etc. are using the site for publishing the
data on prices of agricultural commodities apart from other international
Q.No.10 What is meant by regional portals and how many are developed?
The regional portals are being
developed with the help of NIC at State Hqrs. to facilitate dissemination of
market information in regional languages for the benefit of farmers.
Against a target of 28 State level portals during X Plan, 8 State level
portals are being developed and are
expected to be made operational by the end of 2004-05.
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