Shaktimaan

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Why does the Mandi system matter? Why is it so important to sell only in one market while you can possibly sell to anyone in the current regime?

Was there a clause for MSP previously that was struck down?
Because the Mandi system is owned by govt and they have MSP system. But none of the 3 bills mentions anything about MSP.
And without MSP, it is difficult to trust private industries.
And as I mentioned before also, small farmers are also afraid that private industries will not buy from them as they will prefer to buy and get in contract with Big farmers only.
 

Saaho

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Because the Mandi system is owned by govt and they have MSP system.
APMC board members were always the nepotist traders favoured by political parties. APMCs are established by state governments. The state governments can still keep on establishing them and offering MSP. Only now the farmers have freedom to choose where to sell the produce. Previously, APMCs were mandatory first market of sale. Only that part has been removed.

Nothing stops state governments from still establishing APMCs Mandis as they used to do and offer MSP. Why does a central change which gives farmers more freedom need to also include MSP and APMCs?
And as I mentioned before also, small farmers are also afraid that private industries will not buy from them as they will prefer to buy and get in contract with Big farmers only.
Is it mandatory for small farmers to sell to big private buyers? They can still keep on selling in their regular Mandis --if they exists, not all state do that. Private buyers have always existed. So did APMCs and farmers. Only now farmers can sell directly to private buyers, if they choose. Government is opening more ways to sell the produce, not stopping farmers to sell it in existing mandis.
 

Saaho

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And without MSP, it is difficult to trust private industries.
The bill / act does not remove MSP. It actually does not even talk about MSP. It just stops state governments from mendating that all the sales will happen via their mandis only.
 

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