Govt approves changes to EC Act, permits farmers to sell produce freely

The Union Cupboard on Wednesday permitted amendment to the six-a-and-half ten years aged Critical Commodities Act to deregulate food items products, together with cereals, pulses and onion, a move that will transform the farm sector and enable increase farmers’ revenue.

The Cupboard also permitted ‘The Farming Create Trade and Commerce (Marketing and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020’ to ensure barrier totally free trade in agriculture generate.

The govt also permitted ‘The Farmers (Empowerment and Defense) Agreement on Rate Assurance and Farm Products and services Ordinance, 2020’ to empower farmers to engage with processors, aggregators, wholesalers, substantial merchants and exporters.

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Announcing the Cupboard choices, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said,”This will go a long way in encouraging India’s farmers whilst also transforming the agriculture sector.”


The minister spelled out that these improvements will empower farmers to promote their generate freely and not be limited to just APMC marketplaces. As per these improvements farmers will be permitted to promote their generate all about India without having any barrier.

The proposed amendment to the Critical Commodities Act will allay fears of personal buyers of abnormal regulatory interference, he said.

Tomar said that ‘The Farming Create Trade and Commerce (Marketing and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020’ will market barrier-totally free inter-state and intra-state trade and commerce exterior the bodily premises of marketplaces notified beneath State Agricultural Create Advertising legislations.

“This is a historic-action in unlocking the vastly controlled agricultural marketplaces in the place,” he said.

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Tomar said that the Farmers (Empowerment and Defense) Agreement on Rate Assurance and Farm Products and services Ordinance, 2020′ will empower farmers for partaking with processors, aggregators, substantial merchants, exporters and so forth., on a stage actively playing discipline without having any dread of exploitation.

These proposals ended up element of the Rs twenty trillion economic bundle announced to enable those afflicted owing to the lockdown clamped to struggle the distribute of Covid-19 condition.

Cupboard approves establishment of Pharmacopoeia Fee for Indian Medication and Homeopathy

The Union Cupboard on Wednesday permitted the establishment of Pharmacopoeia Fee for Indian Medication and Homoeopathy (PCIM & H) as a subordinate office beneath Ministry of AYUSH.

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Briefing the media about the choices of union cupboard, Facts and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said two labs the Ministry of AYUSH in Ghaziabad will also merge with it.

“The cupboard has permitted the establishment of Pharmacopoeia Fee for Indian Medication and Homoeopathy (PCIM & H) as a subordinate office beneath the Ministry of AYUSH. Two labs of Ghaziabad of the Ministry of AYUSH are also merging with it. This will ensure ideal utilisation of infrastructure, financial methods and human methods,” he said.

He said it will also ensure standardization of Indian and other medicines.

“For consequential improvements which are needed in medicines and cosmetics rules, we have to re-make a decision to make required improvements in rules also,” he added.