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Government Planning to Bring Central Law to Reduce Farmers’ Dependence on APMC_x000D_ _x000D_
Government will soon come up with a central law to push barrier free inter-state trade and give farmers a choice to sell their produce outside the mandi premises. This would be a parallel marketing choice for growers who so far have to be dependent on the licensee traders in mandis of their respective states._x000D_ While announcing the third tranche of stimulus package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that farmers must not be bound to sell their agriculture produce only to the licensees in the Agricultural produce market committee (APMCs)._x000D_ She said, “We are bringing a central law to facilitate barrier free inter-state trade for farmers who will have the option to sell their produce at an attractive price”._x000D_ This plan will promote trading on the Centre's eNAM portal that has around 1000 mandis across the country on board._x000D_ Growers will also have an option to sell their produce directly to the Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), big retailers & cooperatives without bringing produce to mandis._x000D_ PK Joshi of the National Academy of Agriculture Science (NAAS) said that “During Covid-19 period, farmers were permitted to sell their produce directly. Now this will act as a marketing channel parallel to theAPMCs giving bargaining power to farmers”. _x000D_ Source - Economics Times_x000D_ If you feel this information is useful to you, like it and share it with your friends.
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