Maharashtra farmers can soon sell fruits, vegetables directly

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  1. nrj

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    Farmers in Maharashtra can now hope to sell their horticulture produce to any person or a company of their choice.

    A draft notification issued by the Maharashtra Government gives them relief from mandatorily selling their horticulture produce through Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) yards.

    This also means companies in agri-business, food processing and organised retail sector are in for a bonanza. The notification, paving the way for free movement of fruits and vegetables within and outside the State, will delist fruits and vegetable from the AMPC Regulation Act.

    The Agriculture Produce Market Committee yards are controlled by a committee that is an autonomous body. Price discovery for vegetables and fruits is done by the committee. This, in turn, helps farmers to sell to traders.

    Mr Kishore Toshniwal, Managing Director of Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board, told Business Line that once the notification is issued, then farmers will be able to sell their produce without any hindrance. It will also help reduce wastage of agriculture products and help curb inflation, he said.

    Companies will also be able source the products at the farm gate itself. They can also set up cold storages, chains and processing plants close to farms, he said.

    “The delisting of fruits and vegetables does not mean that committee controlled market yards will cease to function. It will be there for farmers wanting to sell their produce through the prevailing system,” Mr Toshniwal said.

    The State Government has invited comments and suggestions on the draft notification. It would be then revised before a final notification is issued, he said.

    Business Line : Industry & Economy / Agri-biz : Maharashtra farmers can soon hope to sell fruits, vegetables directly
     
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    This is great news!

    Small farmers who grow only horticulture produce will benefit immensely.

    Looks like slowly but surely APMC will be modified.
     
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    Not untill this ugly piece of shit is alive

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    Farmers welcome state's decontrol plan

     
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    Mamta Banerjee might still oppose it!!!

    Mamta's fury knows no bounds.
     
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    Maharashtra lets farmers bypass APMC

    "Direct marketing of these commodities will help reducing the handling of fruits and vegetables. The commodities will remain in good condition ," said Kishor Toshnival, director (marketing), government of Maharashtra . Though Maharashtra has incorporated some provisions of the Model APMC Act in its state marketing act, organised retail has been facing difficulties in sourcing fruits and vegetables from farmers despite having direct marketing licences.

    There were allegations that middlemen were forcing vehicles carrying vegetables to organised retail stores to go via Vashi APMC. The compulsion of selling agriculture commodities at APMCs has been one of the important reasons for the inflation in the prices of perishable commodities.

    The average difference in wholesale and retail prices of fruits and vegetables is 40-50 %. The system also causes delays in the supply chain. Vegetable growers are happy about the development. "The removal of the APMC regulation will help farmers to get a better price for their produce while consumers can get their vegetables cheaper and fresher," said Sriram Gadhve, president, All India Vegetable Growers' Association.

    Maharashtra lets farmers bypass APMC - Economic Times
     
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    Ewwwwwwwww... mujhe neend nahi aeeegi ab.... you spoiled my night BW :shocked:
     
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    Mamata will have to come down to Maharashtra for that. And she cant speak Marathi or English.

    She has no stake in MH.
     
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    But she has stakes in stalling reforms!!

    It seems Sharad pawar and NCP have already placed their stakes in local agro-businesses. He already controls the sugar lobby and pricing(almost everything), so lets see how far this reform goes. I would be surprised if he has not already floated one of his farm-marketing companies.
     
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    Not in Maharashtra.

    NCP does not need farm-marketing company, they already control entire APMC.
     
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    That was a joke.

    Controlling and making money are two different things and Pawar is good at both. If he was already making money out of it, he would have made every effort to stall this reform..You should have seen his stance on sugarcane MSP in Maharashtra, all the efforts has gone into supporting his sugar-mills(he exported the sugar at low prices...created a market deficit...and then reimported at high prices). He knows very well how to bend the rules of capitalistic game in his favor.
     
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    There are already efforts to stall this move. NCP pockets almost 290 APMCs in Maharashtra.

    This is one of the fights between Cong & NCP, and I like it.
     
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    Has any other state already passed this reform?
     
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    This will be a good test case.
     
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    Very good move from Maharashtra, other states should also emulate. Farmers will benefit.
     
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    Gr8 news .. its must for farmers...
     
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    This very good news. But already the APMCs are protesting. The other stake holders who may put road blocks are the 'mathadi" labour unions who will loose out on income.

    But this is a good bold step, that gives the farmer the choice of choosing the APMC route or the direct route for his goods.
     
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    What is APMC?
     
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    thought India was a free country?

    yet farmers/peasants in certain parts of India are NOT allowed to sell their produce to customers of their own choosing?

    India is indeed a magic land where anything is possible. :rofl:
     

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