PM chairs Cabinet Meeting to give historic boost to Rural India

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met on 03 June, 2020. Several landmark and historic decisions were taken in the meeting, which will go a long way in helping India’s farmers while also transforming the agriculture sector.

  • The Cabinet approved a historic amendment to the Essential Commodities Act. This is a visionary step towards transformation of agriculture and raising farmers’ income.
  • Landmark decisions to benefit farmers and transform the agriculture sector taken.
  • Regulatory environment liberalized for farmers through amendment to Essential Commodities Act.
  • Ordinance to promote barrier-free inter-state and intra-state trade in agriculture produce approved.
  • Farmers empowered to engage with processors, aggregators, wholesalers, large retailers, exporters.
  • Cabinet approved ‘The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020’.
  • It will certainly pave the way for creating One India, One Agriculture Market.