Strengthen the traditional employment bases of agriculture and allied industries, and retail – through modernization as well as stronger credit and market linkages

Adequate Progress

BJP government launched e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) in April, 2016 which is an electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. So far, 250 Mandis have been enrolled in it.

Credit to Agriculture & allied activities is increased by 12.4 % in March, 2017 as compared to an increase of 15.3 % in March, 2015.

Parliament has passed Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016  to permit and facilitate leasing of agricultural land to farmers. It also provides for recognition of farmers cultivating on leased land to enable them to access loans through institutional credit.

The Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (APLM) act, 2017 allows farmers to sell their produce directly to the private sector players. However, no state has implemented the act to date.

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