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  • The handful of experts, that

    The handful of experts, that the story relied on, appears to be beating round the bush. The main problem is that APMC act in its original form is a derivative of the ECA 1951 and is primarily tuned to regulating the wholesale marketing cost. The model APMC act was introduced by NDA with an express approval of only eight states. Unfortunately UPA subsequently seconded it without really going into the basic issues. The experts seem to be shedding crocodile tears for revenue loss without taking a deep and incisive look at the balance sheets of APMCs. Of course we may raise the query how many APMCs make their Balance sheets available in the public domain or how many have declared dividend to the government. The five point formula of RaGa becomes meaningless under these circumstances.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • I do not agree with your

    I do not agree with your analysis, which does not provide any facts, except statements of interested parties. We all know that APMC infrastructure (markets, licensed traders, etc) have all sucked the farmers. The farmers just do not get the prices, you are using fear psychosis that corporates would do hoarding. What happened under APMC, all of us know that traders managed to manipulate markets last Oct-Dec that in North India prices of vegetables skyrocketed to 5-6 times the normal rates. We need to find ways on how to have more players in the market, so that their is real competition among the buyers.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • As a farmer, I support

    As a farmer, I support complete deregulation of APMC Act. Days are changed, farmers know the value and price of their produce. when he takes his harvested produce to market he has less bargaining power than traders because of perishable nature of produce. APMC act has to be deregulated or suitable modified to balance bargaining power of farmers. Farmers should be free to sell their produce to anyone who gives better price

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
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