| Bhopal |
Published: May 2, 2020 5:20:56 am
Madhya Pradesh on Friday amended its Mandi Act to allow initiatives like organising agriculture marketing yards and letting farmers promote their produce from their farms or doorsteps.
Promulgating an ordinance to amend the Madhya Pradesh Krishi Upaj Mandi Act, and calling it a sport changer, the federal government mentioned the transfer would enhance farmers’ earnings as a result of they might have the choice of promoting their produce at the next charge at their comfort. They can go to authorities marketing yards the place produce is purchased after public sale or promote to the federal government at MSP.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan mentioned Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees is not going to intrude in non-public mandis. From warehouses to silos to chilly storage, any premises may very well be declared a personal mandi. The director of agriculture marketing will subject a licence to commerce agriculture produce for your complete state or half thereof, establishing a personal market yard and digital buying and selling.
Principal Secretary (Agriculture) Ajit Kesari mentioned the federal government has made its intent clear and the foundations will likely be framed later. He mentioned the amendments have been born out of the goal to decongest mandis in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
The authorities has additionally revived the apply of ‘sauda patrak’. Discontinued in 2009, it allowed farmers and merchants to purchase exterior the premises of designated mandis however the gross sales have been recorded in mandis.
Mandis and procurement centres have been opened on April 15. Nearly 80 per cent of mandi gross sales within the final fortnight have been by way of sauda patraks, Kesari mentioned. “If the farmers feel empowered and are mature enough, why not decontrol everything?” he quoted the Chief Minister as saying.
The amendments will be certain that a dealer doesn’t have to go to a mandi to get permission to promote the produce bought from farmers. The dealer will get an digital allow as an alternative.
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