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14 States deregulate Fruits & Vegetables marketing from APMC

New Delhi: The Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, C.R Choudhary while replying to a written in Lok Sabha Tuesday here that 14 states have deregulated the fruits and vegetables marketing from Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) yards through in the different models.

In order to reduce the price gap between producers and consumers through reduction in intermediation of supply chain, create alternative marketing channels and promote investment on development of marketing infrastructure with private sector participation, States have been asked to deregulate marketing of fruits and vegetables outside the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) yards.

Since, the measure is intended to reduce supply chain  and create competition in marketing of fruits and vegetables, therefore, it has inherent potential to make available these food items to consumers’ at reasonable prices along with to enhance farmers’ profit with their open choice of selling to anybody , anywhere, wherever get the better prices.