Centre had circulated the Model Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act in 2003 and asked them to amend their APMC laws accordingly. However ,many states are reluctant to do so. Examine the issue.

Hint: The key issues these states are experiencing include expansion and modernization of marketing facilities, improvement in marketing information communication and linking small producers with efficient marketing channels.
Further, task of establishing infrastructure needs massive investment, which the governments alone cannot bear. So, Private participation is a must.  But private investment of this magnitude is unlikely to come about in the absence of a favorable legal framework and policy environment

Question for UPSC Mains:
Centre had circulated the Model Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act in 2003 and asked them to amend their APMC laws accordingly. However ,many states are reluctant to do so. Examine the issue.

Published: October 28, 2015 | Modified:August 15, 2020

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