• Farm commodities worth Rs 71,624 cr sold online in state

    Belagavi, 2017-11-23

    The launch of online agricultural marketing in Karnataka during the last three years since 2014 has succeeded in transaction of farm commodities worth Rs 71,624 crore (89 lakh lots) in the State

    Karnataka’s Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that undeclared transactions in APMCs have been reduced owing to a unified market platform (UMP).

    Read More..
  • The Long Road to Transformation of agricultural markets in India

    Bangalore, 2017-10-14

    In the 2016-17 Union Budget, when the government announced the implementation of an e-National Agriculture Market(e-NAM) to integrate 585 regulated markets across the nation through a single electronic platform, the initiative was widely hailed as a move

    The fact is, despite several reform initiatives undertaken in the past decade, agricultural marketing in India continued to suffer from severe deficiencies. These are manifest in high transaction costs and a wide disconnect between the prices recieved by

    Read More..
  • Karnataka agriculture markets go online, allow farmers better value for their produce

    Bangalore, 2017-07-20

    Farmers in Karnataka are smiling. For ages, they were at the mercy of traders and commission agents who dictated prices, even for premium produce. But suddenly now, the world has become their marketplace.

    Farmers are also benefiting from real-time prices. An analysis of 20 commodities, including Byadgi chilli, Bengal gram, tamarind, black gram and tur dal, shows a 15-45 per cent price increase.

    Read More..
  • Karnataka agri markets see higher volumes despite drought hurting farm output

    Bengaluru, 2017-07-19

    The electronic trading platforms in the agriculture markets of Karnataka have caught the attention of chilli and paddy growers in neighbouring States such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who are seen increasingly bringing their produce to the market

    “Farmers could be bringing more of their produce to the APMC markets now,” said TN Prakash Kammaradi, Chairman of the Karnataka Agricultural Prices Commission.

    Read More..
  • ‘Recognise & Reward’: How UMP is helping create ‘One Nation, One Market’ for Agriculture

    Bangalore, 2017-07-17

    When it comes to agriculture market reforms to enhance farmers’ income, the success story of Karnataka’s Unified Market Platform (UMP)* stands out.

    The UMP is an initiative of Rashtriya eMarket Services Pvt. Ltd. (ReMS) – a Joint Venture Company of NeML and the Karnataka State Govt.

    Read More..
  • A whopping 42 lakh farmers opt for e-trading

    Bengaluru, 2017-07-16

    In the midst of adverse climatic conditions, 42 lakh farmers in Karnataka have registered for online trading under the Unified Marketing Platform (UMP) and are getting higher prices for their commodities in agricultural produce marketing committees(APMCs)

    A farmer as usual needs to come to the market and just give details of his produce, name, village name, and mobile number at the gate. With the help of a data entry operator, the information is fed into the electronic platform.

    Read More..
  • Karnataka, first state to start major agri reforms, snubs eNAM participation

    New Delhi, 2017-07-15

    Karnataka, the first state to initiate major reforms in agricultural marketing through creation of a Special Purpose Vehicle — Rashtriya eMarket Services Private (ReMS) — has declined to join the agriculture ministry-promoted national electronic platform.

    Meanwhile, of the total eNAM turnover of Rs23,250 crore, Haryana topped with Rs13, 600 crore, followed by Telangana (Rs4039 crore), Gujarat (Rs3529 crore) and Uttar Pradesh (Rs1097 crore).

    Read More..
  • Demonetization is Ensuring Transparent Transactions Through Direct Payments to Farmers, After an Initial Negative Impact: Manoj Rajan of ReMS

    New Delhi, 2017-07-14

    Karnataka’s Additional Secretary Manoj Rajan is Managing Director of Rashtriya e-Market Services Pvt Ltd (ReMSL), the equal joint venture of the state government and commodity exchange NCDEX.

    MR: I see demonetization as an opportunity for market reforms, one objective of which is to ensure transparent transactions through direct payments to farmers.

    Read More..
  • UMP: The Next Game Changer After GST?

    Bangalore, 2017-07-14

    With ‘One Nation, One Tax’ becoming a reality in the form of GST, India has now taken a firm step towards realising its goal of becoming ‘One Nation, One Market’ for Agricultural Commodities.

    The UMP is an initiative of Rashtriya eMarket Services Pvt. Ltd. (ReMS) – a Joint Venture Company set up in February 2014 by NeML and the Karnataka State Govt.

    Read More..
  • Karnataka woos traders from other States to its online agri platform

    Bangalore, 2017-07-10

    After connecting a majority of the agriculture markets across the State, Karnataka is now reaching out to traders and large buyers from other States to join its electronic commodity trading platform.

    “We have already installed these machines in about nine markets,” Rajan said. Besides, orientation centres have been established for information dissemination to around 42 lakh farmers registered on the UMP.

    Read More..
  • Online Agricultural Markets in Karnataka- “My Produce My price”

    Bengaluru, 2017-07-10

    Agricultural Marketing in the state had made notable progress but many challenges remained unaddressed.

    This year we will be “Year of App” we will be introducing apps to carry out market operations like,gate entry, bidding, weighment, price and market information for farmer, trader and the department

    Read More..
  • Despite drought, Karnataka farmers earned 38% more than last year

    Bangalore, 2017-06-29

    • Karnataka farmers earned 38% in 2015-16 from sale of agri-commodities through the e-trading interface Unified Market Platform • The income is expected to double in 2016-17 with many more markets coming under UMP

    Mahadevappa, a farmer at Tumakuru APMC, said: "Before e-tendering, we'd know about produce price through commission agents, who cheated by quoting low prices. Now, because of online trading, we receive information of the exact price and buyer details as a

    Read More..
  • UMP (Unified Market Platform) wins the prestigious ‘Gems Of Digital India Award, 2017’

    Bangalore, 2017-06-17

    In July 2015, the Union Govt. Of India under the leadership of Hon. PM Narendra Modi embarked on an ambitious mission of transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

    ReMS would be deepening it’s reforms in the APMC markets to further enhance the market efficiencies in a bid to put more money in the farmers’ pockets.

    Read More..
  • Karnataka’s e-trading platform helps farmers earn 38 percent more

    New Delhi, 2017-06-09

    NEW DELHI: The Unified Market Platform (UMP) in Karnataka has realised 38 per cent more income in 2015-16 over 2013-14 from sale of agri-commodities through the e-trading platform, according to a recent NITI Aayog report. Copra, Black gram, Tur, were amon

    The eNAM and other market reforms, which focus on the crop sector, show a 9.1 per cent increase in farmers income. “Complete implementation of UMP is expected to have a much larger impact on farmer incomes, said Sinha.

    Read More..

    New Delhi, 2017-06-09

    Rajesh Kumar

    At a time when farmers‟ unrest in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra is making news, Karnataka farmers have realised 38 per cent more income from sale of their produce through the e-trading interface, Unified Market Platform (UMP) that was launched in 2014 by

    Officials of Ministry of Agriculture said all the success will depend on the States‟ outlook to market-led agriculture or prospects in agriculture through steady procurement, reduced distress sales, value addition to marketable surplus and adoption of co-

    Read More..
  • E-trading platform helps Karnataka farmers earn 38% more income

    New Delhi, 2017-06-08

    NEW DELHI: Karnataka farmers have realised 38 per cent more income in 2015-16 from sale of agri-commodities through the e-trading interface Unified Market Platform (UMP), according to a Niti Aayog report.

    In Andhra Pradesh, the company in association with the state government and ReMS has brought the largest 10 APMC markets in the state, including Guntur, to online trading. It will now be handing over the same to the state government.

    Read More..
  • E-trading platform helps Karnataka farmers earn 38 percent more income

    New Delhi, 2017-06-08

    Karnataka farmers have realised 38 per cent more income in 2015-16 from sale of agri-commodities through the e-trading interface Unified Market Platform (UMP), according to a Niti Aayog report.

    Currently, 157 mandis in Karnataka use e-trading, e- permits, e-payments, and scientific grading and assaying services. In Andhra Pradesh, the company in association with the state government and ReMS has brought the largest 10 APMC markets in the state,

    Read More..
  • Karnataka farmers earn 38% more through e-trading platform: NITI Aayog

    Mumbai, 2017-06-08

    The government’s think tank NITI Aayog has stated in a report that farmers in Karnataka have realised 38% more income in 2015-16 from the sale of agri-commodities through the e-trading interface Unified Market Platform (UMP).

    "The average increase was 38% in nominal terms and 13% in real terms, after being deflated by WPI of the concerned commodity," the report said. Bengal gram, black gram, Tur, and Copra were the commodities that gave highest

    Read More..
  • Doubling Farmer's income

    Bangalore, 2017-04-20

    After introduction of online trading and UMP modal prices in mandis in Karnataka witnessed much higher increase than the increase in wholesale prices of the same commodity in the country. The increase in real terms varies from 1 percent to 43 percent. The

    The Karnataka experience shows that reform in the system of marketing can make a big difference to the prices received by farmers. It is also important to point out that all provisions of Unified Market Platform are not yet fully operational in Karnataka.

    Read More..
  • Farmers grow smarter to beat note ban woes

    Bengaluru, 2016-12-20

    Farmers in Karnataka have taken to trading via the Unified Market Platform (UMP) of Rashtriya e-Market Services (ReMS) easily even as demonetisation has hit business across the country.

    “The Karnataka model of agriculture reforms brings in transparency in market operations. Simplified licensing conditions enables buyers anywhere in the state (or country) to participate in the market. The wide reach of the electronic platform leads to pri

    Read More..
  • Ryots shrug off cash blues, accept online payments

    Bangalore, 2016-12-03

    Demonetization has hindered trading activities in agricultural markets across the country but Karnataka, a pioneer in the IT sector, has managed to minimize the damage, thanks to the automation of Agricultural Prod u c e M a rk e t C o m m i t t e e (APMC

    “Online payments in agriculture markets will gain further momentum if banks provide support by opening extension counters at markets and enable farmers to withdraw cash,“ he added.

    Read More..
  • Online trade helps APMCs avoid demonetisation blues

    Bangalore, 2016-12-03

    The ReMS has started negotiations with Banks to tie up with APMCs for online mode of payment. Around 13 lots of Rs 6.8 lakh have been deposited in bank accounts of farmers, commission agents and the market fee has been paid to APMC’s settlement accounts.

    Even a few banks have come forward to encourage online payment in APMCs and also install ATM in APMCs. The ReMS has started negotiations with Banks to tie up with APMCs for online mode of payment.

    Read More..
  • Demonetization lesson: Why linking of online trading to farmers’ bank accounts must happen fast

    Bangalore, 2016-11-23

    Trading in almost all of Karnataka’s commodity mandis has gone online after the state adopted pioneering root-and-branch reforms in early 2014.

    But if progress in making payments directly into the bank accounts of farmers were as swift, the decline in business after the demonetisation of high value currency notes might have been arrested

    With direct transfers to bank accounts, farmers will be able to develop a credit profile. This will help them to access bank finance and be less dependent on traders and commission agents for credit. This de-linkage is essential for farmers to be free to

    Read More..
  • APMC trade volume is down 38 per cent

    Bangalore, 2016-11-21

    Demonetisation prompts move to cheque and online payments

    The currency crunch resulting from denomination has hit trading in Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) markets across Karnataka, bringing down the volume of trade by a sharp 38 per cent.

    Now that traders and commission agents have started paying in bank cheques, as an immediate measure, Manoj Rajan, Managing Director, and CEO, ReMS, and Additional Secretary, Agricultural Marketing Department, wants banks to open extension counters at mark

    Read More..
  • ‘Online payments will now gain momentum in agri markets’

    Bangalore, 2016-11-20

    Vishwanath Kulkarni

    Bengaluru, November 20 Demonetisation has jeopardised trading in agricultural markets across the country. In Karnataka, considered a pioneer in agri-marketing reforms — most APMC [Agricultural Produce Market Committee]market yards in the State are already

    The environment is conducive now to start online payments. I think post-demonetisation, online payments in markets will gain momentum.

    Read More..
  • Now, you can buy affordable timber online through govt's e-auction

    Bangalore, 2016-11-16

    The state forest department has launched an e-auction of wood. To take part in the auction, people can register themselves online and look up the list of products for sale on of Rashtriya e-Market Services (REMS), a joint venture of the govern

    The government said taking the process online will increase revenue from sales by at least 25%, which is around Rs 300 crore annually . Sources said the forest department has around 50,000 hectares of teak, rosewood and other major plantations.

    Read More..
  • Karnataka’s farmers will have to produce marketable quality to gain from pioneering reforms

    Bangalore, 2016-11-11


    Manoj Rajan has plenty on his hands. He has three visiting cards for the three hats he is wearing. He gets a call from a district collector, and he discloses it sotto voce. He has to make a presentation in Delhi and the secret is shared. Karnataka’s cult

    Rajan wants to expand the number of farmers who have gained. A big communication exercise has been launched. . A large constituency of gainers invested in reform must be created so that reforms are not rolled back. For that the person at the top will hav

    Read More..
  • Karnataka forward - E-platform a game-changer of country's agriculture market

    BANGALORE, 2016-11-03

    BENGALURU: Karnataka has pioneered several initiatives which have got national acclaim and have been followed by other states. In this new series starring today, TOI turns the spotlight on some of them and analyses what made them click.

    "Middlemen have always been a bane for farmers in the agriculture markets as they short-changed the small and marginal farmers by quoting the lowest prices. But with the successful launch of UMP, their role is increasingly getting eliminated as farmers g

    Read More..
  • Why Karnataka scores with its eMarket model

    BANGALORE, 2016-10-18

    Bengaluru: Of all the APMC (agricultural produce market committee) reforms in India, Karnataka’s Rashtriya eMarket Services Pvt. Ltd, or ReMS, has been arguably the most popular one. The Congress-run state’s pioneering effort was mentioned even by Prime M

    UMP has multiple benefits, according to the government. Besides automating several of the crucial processes involved in the auctioning of a crop, such as weighing, invoicing and accounting, UMP helps farmers in discovering the best prices for their produc

    Read More..
  • Karnataka bags award in e-market services

    BANGALORE, 2016-08-21

    Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha handing over the DL Shah Platinum Award to Manoj Rajan, Additional Secretary and managing director of Rashtriya e-Market Services, at the 11th National Quality Conclave 2016 held in New Delhi on Saturday.

    Karnataka's Rashtriya e-Market Services (ReMS) was awarded the DL Shah Platinum Award at the 11th National Quality Conclave (NQC), the annual flagship event of the Quality Council of India (QCI) held in New Delhi on Saturday.

    Read More..
  • e-Platform for National Agricultural Market

    New Delhi, 2016-07-09

    Market Models in Karnataka

    Among various states of the country, Karnataka has been the forerunner in market reforms and in devising innovative practices to improve agricultural markets and competitiveness. The state was first in implementing Model APMC Act and it has been piloting

    Adopting Karnataka Model The success of UMP in Karnataka got countrywide attention and some states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat have already started adopting the Karnataka model. Impressed by the success of UMP in Karnataka, th

    Read More..
  • Talking to – Mr. Manoj Rajan, Managing Director and CEO, Rashtriya e Market Services (ReMS)

    Bangalore, 2016-06-25

    Enables105 primary agricultural markets transact on a single electronic platform.Rashtriya e Market Services(ReMS) was incorporated on January20,2014 to bring in efficiency and transparency in the agricultural marketing system for efficient pricediscovery

    Karnataka Model has gained significant importance. Secretary, Additional Secretary and Joint Secretaries from the Department of Agriculture, Government of India have visited Karnataka markets many times to study the reforms process.

    Read More..
  • National Agricultural Market

    Bangalore, 2016-05-02

    an Established System in Karnataka

    In the year 2013, the Government of Karnataka appointed Agricultural Marketing Reform Committee to develop a comprehensive roadmap for reforms along with identification of necessary interventions in the Agricultural Marketing Sector. Accordingly, the Gove

    Farmers in Karnataka are a privileged lot in comparison to the existing marketing situation as they get the best price not only in the mandis, but from traders based anywhere in the state as well, and that too on transparent online platform.

    Read More..
  • ‘There is a better price realisation for farmers under the UMP’

    Bangalore, 2016-04-12

    Karnataka, a front-runner in agricultural market reforms, has implemented the online auction system through a Unified Market Platform (UMP) in over 100 markets over the past two years. UMP has streamlined market functions and has also brought in transpare

    Post-market reforms, the farmer’s share in the end consumer’s rupee has increased, says Manoj Rajan, MD and CEO of Rashtriya e-Market Services Pvt Ltd (REMS), a joint venture between the Government of Karnataka and NCDEX Spot, which has rolled out the UMP

    Read More..
  • Karnataka's farmers reaping benefits of online commodity trading

    Bangalore, 2016-04-11

    The UMP through the Rashtriya e-Market Services (ReMS), a joint venture of the State and NCDEX Spot Exchange Ltd., has addressed the concerns of small and marginal farmers, who hitherto struggled for a better price.

    Delegates from Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh visited Karnataka last year to study the market reforms process.

    Read More..
  • Karnataka shows the way on unified national agri market

    BANGALORE, 2015-01-29

    BANGALORE, January 29, 2015 The platform integrates 51 markets and aims at covering all the 155 main yards

    Owing to changing agricultural marketing environment, establishing a national market for agricultural and horticultural produce is one of the focus areas of the government.

    Absence of uniform regulations in States for the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act and lack of similar taxation system are considered to be major hurdles in establishing a common market.

    Read More..
  • Breaking the middleman’s hold

    MUMBAI, 2014-12-10

    Agriculture market reform in Karnataka has made a start, but a lot needs to be done.It is close to 3pm at the APMC market in Tiptur, about 150 km from Bengaluru. A group of farmers is glued to a television screen in the market courtyard..

    Within a few minutes, there is an increase in the decibel levels as farmers talk excitedly to each other.No, the farmers are not watching a cricket match and are not getting worked up on a boundary or fall of wicket. Instead, they are tracking the screen

    Read More..
  • Launch of online commodity trading in 35 APMC markets this year

    BANGALORE, 2014-05-23

    BANGALORE,MAY 23,2014 For the benefit of farmers, the State government has decided to launch online trading in various commodities through the Rashtriya e-Market Services (ReMS) in 35 major Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) markets in the

    So far, online trading has been launched in Tiptur, Arsikere, Tumkur and Chamarajanagar markets.Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Minister for Agricultural Marketing Shamanur Shivashankarappa said the Unified Market Platform (UMP) through the ReM

    Read More..
  • Economic survey 2014-15

    Bangalore, 2014-03-20

    In Karnataka, 51 of the 155 main market yards and 354 sub-yards have been integrated into a single licensing system. Rashtriya e-market Services Ltd. (ReMS), a joint venture created by the state government and NCDEX Spot Exchange, offers automated auction

    The wider geographical scope afforded by breaking up fragmented markets has enabled private sector investment in marketing infrastructure.

    Read More..
  • Unified online market for agricultural produce is a reality

    BANGALORE, 2014-02-23

    Farmers can sell produce and receive payments online

    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a unified virtual market for agricultural produce here on Saturday.

    The Chief Minister said his government wanted to empower farmers so that they could fix the price for their produce."A unified market is a step towards this direction as licensed traders can bid online for agriculture produces from anywhere and farmers wi

    Read More..
  • Karnataka gets unified platform for commodity trade

    MUMBAI, 2014-02-22

    Rashtriya e-Market Services, a joint venture between NCDEX Spot Exchange and the Karnataka government, launched a first-of-its-kind unified market platform (UMP) in Karnataka on Saturday.

    The UMP will provide an electronic auction system across the state for transparent price determination.It will offer quality-based trading in Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) and online access to all APMC market functionaries.

    Read More..
  • Karnataka govt releases Agri Marketing Policy '13 to boost competition

    BANGALORE, 2013-09-20

    Karnataka govt releases Agri Marketing Policy '13 to boost competition

    The Karnataka government recently released the Agricultural Marketing Policy 2013 in an effort to increase competition.

    augment capacity-building and introduce a single unified license market environment across the 30 districts in the stateShamanur Shivashankarappa, the state's horticulture and agro marketing minister, said it will be implemented by developing markets and

    Read More..
  • New agricultural marketing policy unveiled

    BANGALORE, 2013-09-19

    Policy aims to increase competition, develop markets, empower farmers

    It is close to 3pm at the APMC market in Tiptur, about 150 km from Bengaluru. A group of farmers is glued to a television screen in the market courtyard.

    Within a few minutes, there is an increase in the decibel levels as farmers talk excitedly to each other.The government on Wednesday unveiled the Karnataka Agricultural Marketing Policy 2013 for "bringing in competition, enhancing capacity building, and u

    Read More..


Government of Karnataka had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Additional Secretary to Government, Co-operation Department to explore means to improve the agricultural marketing system, identify the interventions required in the sector and suggest necessary reforms.

Copyright©2016 REMS Pvt.Ltd. All rights reserved.