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Dec 01, 2020
8:27PM

Farm Legislations: Contract Agreement will guarantee the Farmers to get the Fixed price

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The Narendra Modi government has taken several steps to transform the agriculture sector and to raise farmers' income. The government has also brought new farm acts in this direction. Contract farming is an alternate market model in which farmers and sponsors like wholesalers, processors, exporter enter into an agreement at the time of sowing. They work together to produce the required variety and quality in return of a risk-free income for the farmer.

Our correspondent Naveen reports that such agreements provide multiple benefits to farmers including access to quality inputs, innovative cultivation practices, latest technology, market intelligence. It helps cultivate quality produce of variety consistent with market demand. It further improves farmers market access and opens high-value markets like export.The farmer will have full power in the contract to fix a sale price of his choice for the produce. They will receive payment within maximum 3 days.

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