In a huge relief for farmers, Modi government today announced big news for farmers in India. The government on Monday approved an amendment to Essential Commodities Act. It will help to liberalise the regulatory environment for farmers in the country.
It will now allow farmers to sell produce outside their own states. Also, the items such as food grains, oil, dal, pulses, potato have been removed from the purview of this Act.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar made this announcement while briefing media. It is said to be landmark decision which will benefit farmers.
Javadekar said, “We have made farmer friendly amendments to the Essential Commodities Act. The regulatory environment has been liberalized for farmers through this decision. This is a landmark decision which will benefit farmers and transform the agriculture sector.”
With this now the farmers will have the freedom to sell the product anywhere.
“There is an abundance of agricultural products. Through this decision, farmers have been freed from the Agricultural Producer Market Committee. The farmers will now have the freedom to sell the product anywhere to whoever makes better payment. We have moved towards One Nation One Market,” he further added.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “Today is a historic day for farmers. India got independence in 1947, but farmers got it today.”
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