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Maharashtra government again takes steps to amend APMC Act -Radheshyam Jadhav

In the first meeting recently conducted by State Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, farmers’ leaders and traders reached an agreement on scrapping cess on the produce brought and traded in Agriculture Produce Market Committee (AMPC) mandis and also approved the provision to allow trade in all farm commodities outside APMC wholesale markets. Backlash In November 2018, a day after a bill to amend the Act was passed in the State Legislat

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Maharashtra announces Rs.150-cr relief to onion growers

tra is one of the largest growers of onions in the country with an export share of about 80 per cent. Kumar said farmers who have sold their goods in markets across States which are controlled by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) will get the subsidy. However, APMC Mumbai market is omitted as the onions sold in this market are by traders and not farmers. Please click here to read more.

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Now, farmer gets 51 paise per kg for his onions, sends money to Maharashtra CM

akant Bhikan Deshmukh, resident of Andarsul in Yeola tehsil, has sent a money order of Rs 216 to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He got this princely amount after selling 545 kg of onions at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) at Yeola in an auction on December 5, Deshmukh said Friday. The rate he got was 51 paise per kg, and was paid Rs 216 after deducting APMC’s charges, he said, showing the sale receipt. "There is

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Budget 2018 and Agriculture: MSP promise fails to cut ice with farmers -Parthasarathi Biswas

r (pigeon-pea) they would be selling in the next fortnight or so that’s the real concern. Chana and tur are currently quoting at Rs 3,750-3,800 and Rs 4,450-4,500 per quintal in the Latur APMC (Agriculture Produce Market Committee) mandi, against their respective MSPs of Rs 4,400 and Rs 5,450. This, even as market arrivals are still to pick up! At Latur’s APMC, traders don’t expect prices to firm up much in the days ahead. Tur rat

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Budget 2018 talks big on rural economy and agriculture. But where is the money? -Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

imilarly, the finance minister announced a Rs 2,000-crore Agri Market Infrastructure Fund for developing nearly 22,000 rural Haats into Grameen Agricultural Markets and for upgrading the 585 existing Agriculture Produce Market Committees. The Budget, however, has no allocation for upgrading the Haats. Neither does the outcome budget, the part detailing the targets set by the government, have details about it. Jaitley too did not clarify in his speech

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Surat Municipal Corporation starts converting organic waste to compost

put to use and this would help reduce the volume of waste by 40 per cent in the city. At present 600 MT of waste is being taken to Khajod for converting organic waste to a useful product. Meanwhile, Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) has a 50 tonne plant for waste conversion in the city. "We would be able to use most of the organic waste generated in our city from the coming few months. This would reduce pressure on collection system

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The MSP mirage hits Maharashtra's soya farmers -Rahul Wadke

oyabean sacks, 33-year-old market intermediary Parmeshwar Suryavanshi is literally at the top of his game.   Suryavanshi belongs to the set of middlemen, locally called Adityas, at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC)-controlled marketyard at Latur in Maharashtra. Below MSP prices When he raises his voice to call out bids, he also raises prices of soyabean though not quite enough to reach the minimum support price (MSP)

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Price collapse: The MSP mirage -Parthasarathi Biswas

-growing district and the country’s No. 2 by area after Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh (MP) — decided not to sell in October itself. “It didn’t make sense, as prices at the APMC (Agriculture Produce Market Committee) yard here were ruling at Rs 2,500-2,600 per quintal and have been at these levels in this month as well. Why should I sell at below even the Rs 3,050 MSP (minimum support price) declared by the government at Delhi?&rd

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Onion prices to soar further this Diwali -Tushar Pawar

e to soar in the country's largest wholesale market at Lasalgaon in Nashik, with wholesale traders saying that the prices could rise further during Diwali. Wholesale onion traders of the Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) said the widening gap between the demand and supply had pushed up the prices. The average wholesale onion prices have increased by 80% in the past 10 days at the APMC, with Monday, when the market reopened af

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Distress sale of pulses hits Maharashtra; state rushes off team to Centre for relief -Nanda Kasabe

at distress prices way below the Minimum Support Price (MSP) since a major portion of the produce has been damaged because of the recent rains. The government, meanwhile, has issued circulars to most Agriculture Produce Market Committees ( APMCs) in the state, directing them not to allow farmers to sell below MSP. The minister said that farmers have been directed to take advantage of the state’s Commodity Mortgage Scheme where farmers can kee

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