Extraordinary circumstances of ECA not applicable to processors, other value chain players: Agri Secretary

Jannie Delucca

Processors of agricultural develop and value chain providers are stored out of the purview of stock keeping limit when extraordinary conditions situation in the amended Essential Commodities Act is invoked thanks to selling price hike, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal has reported.

The Agricultural Secretary, who addressed a webinar organised by ag-tech start-up Agribazar on recent agricultural reforms on Thursday night, was responding to thoughts raised by other contributors.

On June five, the govt amended the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) of 1955 to retain major agricultural commodities these kinds of as cereals, pulses and oilseeds out of its purview and also brought in two ordinances that would enable trade in agricultural develop outdoors the traditional agricultural market and offer good selling price and security to farmers who engage in agreement farming with processors and other customers of agricultural commodities.

“These extraordinary conditions are not applicable to processors or value chain providers

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