Officials within the agriculture ministry really feel that the state has merely performed to the gallery by giving authorized assure to the MSP, however it might complicate the difficulty when personal merchants begin leaving the state leading to loss to the non-paddy and non-wheat farmers because the payments solely lined these two crops.
Congress leaders have argued that the payments will defend farmers from predatory personal gamers and guarantee they don’t underneath promote their produce. “Of course, these two are major crops. But, farmers there have also started switching over to other crops keeping in view better returns over production cost. Absence of private traders means no back up for farmers,” stated an official.
He was referring to provisions within the state invoice the place the personal merchants must pay a price for commerce exterior the APMC mandis, arguing that Punjab merchants gained’t do enterprise within the state in the event that they discover it helpful to buy farm produce from UP and MP. Agriculture specialists too have tried to decode it from the market angle.
“The course taken by the Punjab government is just to gain political mileage. It is very much clear that implementation of certain provisions of the state’s proposed legislation will be difficult in agri-commodity market since financial resources are provided by the Centre for purchase at MSP,” stated Sudhir Panwar, farm professional and former member of the UP planning fee.