Even because the agitation by farmers demanding repeal of three farm legal guidelines rages on throughout the nation, the Naveen Patnaik authorities on Tuesday night determined to re-promulgate the ordinance to reform the Odisha Agricultural Produce Markets Modification Act to allow geographically restriction-free commerce and transaction of agricultural produce together with livestock throughout the state.
The state cupboard which met below the chairmanship of chief minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday night, gave assent to the re-promulgation of the Odisha Agricultural Produce and Livestock Advertising (promotion and facilitation) Ordinance for the third time, enabling the state to maneuver forward with the abolition of notified market space in as far as enforcement of regulation by Agricultural Produce and Livestock Market Committee (APLMC) was involved.
The ordinance would additionally assist the federal government create an atmosphere for establishing and working non-public market yards and farmer shopper market yards (Krushak Bazar), sub-market yard and market sub yard with the intention to boost competitors for the farmer’s produce to the benefit of farmers.
The ordinance additionally seeks to take away geographical restrictions on sale of agricultural produce and permit farmers to promote their produce wherever throughout the state. It additionally seeks to advertise e-trading to boost transparency in commerce operations and integration of markets throughout geographies.
The Odisha Agricultural Produce and Livestock Advertising (promotion and facilitation) Ordinance framed round Centre’s Agricultural Produce and Livestock Advertising (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2017 is aimed toward bringing complete market reforms within the agriculture sector.
The ordinance accepted by the state Cupboard for re-promulgation on Tuesday was speculated to be introduced in as a Invoice within the final meeting session in September final yr together with the Odisha Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Companies (Promotion and Facilitation) Invoice. However the authorities developed chilly ft as a result of opposition to the three farm reform legal guidelines handed by the Narendra Modi authorities.
Farmer chief Lingaraj, who has been vociferous in his opposition to the Central farm legal guidelines in addition to the state’s ordinances on agriculture, stated the Naveen Patnaik authorities’s resolution to re-promulgate the ordinance to repeal the Odisha Agricultural Produce Markets Modification Act confirmed that the occasion is in a bind.
“It clearly needs to junk the advertising yards as they’ve proved to be its bugbear with farmers all around the state accusing the federal government of inefficient paddy procurement. Nevertheless, it doesn’t publicly wish to be seen on the identical aspect because the BJP. I do not know if the federal government can deliver it as a Invoice within the Finances session this month. The ordinance is only a solution to maintain the laws alive in case it fails to deliver it up as a Invoice,” stated Lingaraj.
As agriculture falls below the state record of the Structure, the Centre has been urging the states to amend the respective APMC acts to free agricultural markets from the clutches of politicized market committees and infuse investments and competitors. In November 2019, the fifteenth Finance Fee headed by N. Okay. Singh in its report had stated that states which enact and implement all options of the Mannequin Agricultural Produce and Livestock Advertising (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2017 will likely be eligible for sure monetary incentives.