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Despite 2006 APMC Act, contract farming remains untapped in Maharashtra

March 11, 2021 2:43 pm

Like the central act, the state’s law had allowed farmers to enter into contracts with buyers to sell their produce at predetermined prices.

To help farmers, right approach is through Farmer Producer Organisations, not APMC mandis

January 04, 2021 1:23 pm

The art of policymaking is to balance the interest of producers and consumers within reasonable financial resources.

10 economists write to Tomar, cite reasons why Centre should repeal ‘flawed’ farm laws

December 18, 2020 1:06 pm

The letter said that as economists who have engaged for long with issues of agricultural policy, they believe that the farm laws are not in the best interests of the small and marginal farmers of the country, and about which a broad section of farmer organisations have raised very critical objections.

Central govt proposal takes after Punjab's amended APMC Act, but fails to better it

December 11, 2020 10:14 am

Experts said that Centre has taken things from the state APMC Act, but it has not proposed enough changes to make the law better for farmers.

FPTC Act will put pressure on APMC markets to become competitive

October 24, 2020 9:24 am

Farmers’ Produce Trading and Commerce Act 2020 only threatens rent-seeking by APMC, mandis under the cover of regulation.

SAD brings private member's bill to remove tweaks in APMC Act

October 16, 2020 10:54 pm

SAD legislature party leader Sharanjit Singh Dhillon moved the Bill and submitted the same to the Vidhan Sabha secretariat here.

The men behind APMC, MSP and procurement

September 27, 2020 9:24 am

The idea of a Minimum Support Price for crops came first from a visiting US soil scientist and fertiliser expert

Gujarat: Bill amending APMC Act passed; Cong calls it ‘anti-farmer’, walks out

September 26, 2020 3:38 am

Presented by Minister of State for Cooperation Ishwarsinh Patel on Friday, the Bill has been modelled on the Act given to different states by the Central Government.

State intervention is needed to make farming economically and ecologically viable

July 21, 2020 8:50 am

Instead of further liberalisation of agriculture, state intervention for better pricing, investments in water harvesting and an agroecological transition could ensure a more resilient system to weather shocks like the current one.