He said that with its implementation, farmers will be able to sell their grain, fruits and vegetables to private traders from home. Farmers will continue to have the option to go to the mandi to sell their produce at minimum support price, he said.
“By developing a more competitive system, we have tried to provide the farmers with maximum value for their produce,” said Chouhan who even interacted with farmers via video conferencing.
The chief minister said the traders will have to take a license to procure the crop from farmers home or the fields. There will be one license for the entire state and traders will have the option to buy the crop from anywhere, he said.
“Along with this, we have also implemented e-trading system under which the rates of mandis all over the country will be available to the farmers. They will be able to bargain and sell their produce in any market of the country where they get higher prices,” he said
Chouhan informed that the centre had been given the option of accepting the Agriculture Produce and Livestock Management Act 2017 (IPLM) Model Mandi Act by sending it to the states or amending the prevailing Act.
“Since two of the provisions of IPLM are already in force in Madhya Pradesh, the other seven provisions have now been implemented in the state through amendments in the Mandi Act,” he said.
The two provisions of IPLM already implemented in the state are - mandi fee will be charged at the time of purchasing agricultural produce for the first time in the entire state. After this, market fees will not be charged in the subsequent purchase and sale in the entire state. The second provision is the regulation of the distribution of fruits and vegetables i.e. fruits and vegetables are excluded from the purview of the Mandi Act.
Now seven new provisions have been included in the Mandi Act which includes establishment of mandis in private sectors. Godowns, silo cold storage etc. can also be declared as private mandis. Food processors, exporters, wholesale sellers and end users to directly purchase from the farmers at village level outside the mandi. Mandi committees will have no interference in the work of private mandis.
Provision has been made to separate regulatory powers from the Managing Director Mandi Board and give it to Director Marketing. System has been made for traders to engage in trade in the entire state with a single license.
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Ramesh Chandra Rai259 days ago
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