The three Acts pertaining to the farm sector enacted not too long ago have been a big step in direction of implementing the suggestions made by the Swaminathan Commission in 2006, G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, BJP MP and Spices Board’s chilli activity pressure chairman, stated on Thursday.
“Farmers stand to gain from these new pieces of legislation, which facilitate adoption of advanced technologies and remove bottlenecks in the supply chain, besides ensuring remunerative prices,” Mr. Narasimha Rao asserted whereas interacting with the chilli farmers on the market yard in Guntur.
Mr. Narasimha Rao stated chilli and tobacco have been main crops in Guntur and Prakasam districts, and that the Farmer Producers Organisations (FPOs), to which the Centre accorded excessive precedence, can be of immense help in incomes first rate returns.
“This is due to the elimination of middlemen, who have been a bane for farmers,” he noticed.
Up to 1,000 farmers can be part of the FPOs. The Central authorities will lengthen a monetary assist of ₹25 lakh to every FPO for the primary 4 years and scale up help by means of different means subsequently.
Mr. Narasimha Rao stated the worry that the brand new legal guidelines would rob Agriculture Produce Market Committees of their autonomy was misplaced as they weren’t being meddled with.
“Henceforth, farmers can sell the produce through the Electronic National Agriculture Market without much difficulty. They can even trade their commodities anywhere in the country,” he added.
Necessary steps have been taken for augmenting the worth of commodities, significantly the perishable ones, and, thereby, allow the farmers to fetch minimal returns, he added.
Tobacco Board Chairman Y. Raghunath Babu, Guntur chilli yard chairman Chandragiri Yesu Ratnam and BJP State vice-president Ravela Kishore Babu have been amongst these current.