Reform the Agriculture Produce and Marketing Committee APMC act

Adequate Progress

The BJP government published a Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (APLM) Act in April 2017. This act is supposed to replace the existing APMC Act, 2003. The states are free to adopt or reject the APLM Act. No state has modeled their respective APMC acts as per the provision of APLM Act, as of May 2017.

The new act allows for private sector players to directly buy the produce from the farmers. This is supposed to provide farmers with wider options to sell and to get better prices.

The BJP government also launched National Agriculture Market (NAM) in to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. 18 (out of 22)  states and UTs modified their APMC Acts to integrate their markets.

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