The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 (FPTC Act) has been enacted with a view to improve the issues faced by farmers in selling their produce. In light of this, examine the challenges faced by the farmers in marketing their produce also mention the shortcomings in the Act and suggest the measures to address these issues. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-perils-of-deregulated-imperfect-agrimarkets/article33216046.ece
  • In the intro, mention the objective of the Act.
  • In the body, discuss the various challenges faced by the farmers- distance of the Mandi, mandi taxes, transaction costs, lack of facilities in the mandis. In the shortcoming in the Act mention the need for increasing the number of mandis for which there is no provision in the Act, experience from the states which have allowed the private markets, in the steps to be taken mention increasing the number of mandis, increasing the investment in mandis, internal reform in mandis like easing the entry of new players, ending the collusion between the traders, introduction of unified national licences etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need to implement these suggestions.
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