Krishi VaartaPIB India
Two important bills for agrarian reform: Agri-trade and commerce!
Two important bills for agricultural reform in the country have been passed by the Lok Sabha. These are "Farmer Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill, 2020" and "Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance and Agreement on Agricultural Services Bill, 2020". About these Bills, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that through these farmers will now get freedom from legal restrictions, while they have clarified that the minimum support price (MSP) The mandis operating under the States Act will also be retained and will continue to operate as per the State Governments. Shri Tomar said that the bills will bring about a paradigm shift in the agriculture sector, private investment in agriculture and farming will lead to faster growth and employment opportunities will increase, strengthening the economy of the agriculture sector will strengthen the economic condition of the country.
"Freedom of opportunity" to farmers and traders to buy and sell produce in agriculture
Transaction cost reduction,
Creation of additional channels for trade on farm gates, coldhouses, warehouses, processing units, in addition to mandis.
Integration of processors, exporters, organized retailers with farmers to reduce arbitrariness
There will be competitive digital trade in the country, work will be done with complete transparency
Ultimately, the objective is to get remunerative prices by the farmers so that their income can improve.
Shri Tomar informed that the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill will create an ecosystem. This will give the farmers freedom to sell and buy produce as per their choice. With the availability of alternative trade channels, farmers will get remunerative prices, trade will be easier in the interstate and the state.
Source: PIB India, 17 September 2020,
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