PM chairs Cabinet Meeting to give historic boost to Rural India

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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.