Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today met members of Farmer Producer Organisations of Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators, FIFA representing 15 States and around 500 FPOs in New Delhi. They expressed their support for the recent Agricultural Reforms by the Central Government. They said these Acts have created the enabling environment to scale business of FPOs to benefit the small and marginal farmers.They narrated their experiences in which they described how small farmers have benefited from the recent reforms and Farm Acts. The recent Agricultural Reforms, which can support FPOs to set up their own markets to enhance the incomes of farmers are, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Liberalization of control orders under the Essential Commodities Act, Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and operational guidelines for promotion of 10 thousand FPOs.

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Surbhi Saxena edits the daily Current Affairs News.
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