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Govt. to form producer groups for farmers

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that in order to ensure that farmers get the correct price for their produce, the government will form 10,000 farmer producer organizations. She also coaxed states, while addressing the sixth World Congress on Rural & Agriculture Finance in New Delhi, to dismantle Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMC) and switch to National Agriculture Market (eNAM). eNAM is a pan-India electronic trading platform that networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.

“We are telling farmers which crops will give them a better price in the area. We are also telling them what all crops can be irrigated or cannot be irrigated on the rainfed land,” she opined.