The problem of rising onion prices has been caused due to unseasonal rains. Looking at the current crisis, prices can go higher as well, says AK Chavan, Secy, APMCVashi. Here's the full report by @uttkarsh311090
#GCRuralSurvey | @GaonConnection survey says 47% medium & large farmers prefer selling in mandis. Founder @neeleshmisra tells @ShereenBhan that the fear of falling into the hands of corporate lobbies if the APMC system is gone is playing out in the minds of the farmers.
It's my crop, my right. They can sell agricultural produce anywhere in India. We haven't closed doors of APMC, you can sell it at APMC or wherever you can get a fair price. I request farmers, wait for another 6 months or a year. You'll get to know how it'll help you: Karnataka CM
I am also a farmer and I want to assure farmers of the country that MSP (minimum support price) & APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) systems are not going to end: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on #AgricultureBills
#WATCH Farmers have to bring produce to 'mandis' where 25-30 licensed traders hold auction. Then farmer is forced to sell at whatever price is fixed. New Bills give freedom to sell outside APMC 'mandis' at prices they deem fit, without the taxes levied there: Agriculture Minister
Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020 will nurture an eco-system where farmers as well as traders will have more flexibility. It would ensure barrier-free inter-state, intra-state trade and commerce even outside APMC notified markets.
PM suggested that direct marketing for farm produce can be incentivised to prevent crowding in mandis, for which model APMC laws should be reformed swiftly. Such steps will help farmers sell products at their doorstep: PMO on PM's video-conference with CMs
We don't just promise, we deliver. Promise: Will create a single National Agriculture Market. Delivery: In 2016, created e-NAM which connects the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. #ModiHiAayega
In Amreli, market yard of APMC & plant of Amar Dairy would be inaugurated. Foundation stone of a honey production centre would also be laid.