Maharashtra to look for options to augment income of state-owned APMCs

The Maharashtra government is looking at several options to generate alternate sources of revenue for Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) that may struggle to survive once the farm laws are fully implemented in the state.  A study committee has been formed to suggest ways and means to enhance revenues for market committees.  A circular issued […]

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Crop arrivals to mandis rise after Supreme Court stays the three farm laws

Arrivals of several crops in the organised mandis have picked up ever since the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three contentious farm laws on 12 January, 2021, according to official data on the Union agriculture ministry’s Agmarknet portal. Of the ten major kharif crops, mandis have seen increased arrivals in five crops – […]

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Corporate entities purchase directly from farmers at rates marginally higher than local mandi prices

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Traders and corporate houses are purchasing from farmers at rates marginally higher than the local mandi prices in the case of many crops such as paddy, bajra and soyabean. To say the very least, a part of the savings on mandi fees/taxes and arathiya commission are being passed on to farmers by them. Corporate buyers […]

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COMMENT – New farm laws offer more markets and benefits to farmers

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Over the past few weeks, much has been written on the newly enacted farm bills, which have been termed “historic” by the proponents while “death warrant” for farmers by the opposition groups. The issues of contention range from the removal of commission agents, entry of private players, absence of price fixation mechanism among others. For […]

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Interview – India’s Agribazaar looks to expand quickly as government eases trading norms for farmers

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Agribazaar, India’s leading marketplace for agri-commodities trading, is expecting its gross trading value (GTV) to double this year following big-ticket reforms announced by the government recently giving farmers the option to sell to multiple buyers and not just in designated mandis.  Speaking to indoasiancommodities.com, Amith Agarwal, CEO of the three-year old platform said Agribazaar had […]

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