The Centre says the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, would profit farmers and reform the sector. The first invoice goals to advertise barrier-free inter-state and intra-state commerce in agriculture produce, the second to permit farmers to have interaction with processors, aggregators, wholesalers, massive retailers and exporters straight and the third to ‘liberalise’ the regulatory atmosphere for farmers, in accordance with authorities officers.
The UPA authorities had in 2004 began persuading states to undertake the Model APMC Act, 2003, and formulated the mannequin APMC guidelines in 2007. In 2013, a committee it arrange really useful the Agricultural Produce Inter-State Trade and Commerce (Development & Regulation), Bill, for barrier-free markets. The regulation ministry ready a draft invoice that, nonetheless, was not pursued.
“Congress in its manifesto in 2019 said it will repeal the Agricultural Produce Market Committee’s Act and make the trade in agriculture produce-including export and inter-state trade-free from restrictions,” a authorities official, who didn’t want to be named, stated.
Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Odisha beneath SAD, AIADMK and BJD, respectively, have handed farming acts whereas many different states have made provisions for contract farming beneath the state APMC Act.