Give Farmer the freedom to sell to whoever they wish.
Marketing to be treated as Service Industry
Encourage Pvt. sector to set up market in a competitive
Take perishables out of the ambit of the APMC Act.
Provide basic infrastructure facilities particularly in primary
markets like Village Haats through PPP mode
Encourage commodity groups of farmers to link with industry
Encourage role of Commodity exchanges
Do away with controls on movement, transportation, storage,
processing, and marketing of farm products by repealing the
Essential Commodity Act
Create a common agriculture market by removing all the existing
barriers to trade and restrictions in inter-state and intra-state
movement of commodities etc.
Remove all bottlenecks for marketing of agricultural produce and create enabling regulatory environment 8. Revisiting the APMC Act Repealing the EC Act Upgrading existing market infrastructure Creating single Market for produce
It is required to develop and implement a “Model” Land Leasing Act which can be adopted by State Governments for providing Agricultural land on long term leases without alienating the owner from the land.
This could help in better utilization of land resources. Could also help large number of lessee farmers access credit and inputs.
Hassle free leasing of farm land would enable cost effective infusion of farming technologies to boost yields
Government should legally allow lease
of agricultural land.
The lease should be on longer tenure
basis, say up to 10 years, enabling
investments in farm technology, farm
mechanization, micro irrigation and
The Argentinean/ Moroccan/ Philippine Model on the above proposed lines has boosted productivity and improved the lives of small / marginal farmers. 9.