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Mandis of Rajasthan closed until May 15 in protest towards farmers welfare charges



Jaipur. Denims merchants of all 247 mandis of the state are on strike underneath the banner of Rajasthan Foodstuffs Commerce Affiliation and enterprise within the mandi is stalled. The service provider group has introduced that each one the mandis of the state needs to be closed until 15 May. Chairman of the Rajasthan Meals Matter Commerce Affiliation, Babulal Gupta instructed IANS, “The mandis have been closed in protest towards the farmers’ welfare charges imposed by the state authorities. The federal government has imposed two p.c farmer welfare charges on the commerce of agricultural produce within the mandis, Resulting from which the enterprise in Mandis of the state might be affected, subsequently, merchants are working towards the brand new market charges.

He stated that in line with the Agricultural Advertising Act 1961, a price is already in pressure and the federal government has now imposed the second cent.

Babulal Gupta stated that the price of 1.60 rupees per hundred rupees was already in pressure and now after the brand new price of two per cent, ie, two rupees per hundred rupees, the Mandi charges in Rajasthan might be 3.60 rupees per hundred, which is able to trigger lack of enterprise within the state.

He stated that this is able to shift the denims enterprise of the state to Gujarat and Delhi as market charges in Gujarat are simply 50 paise per hundred whereas there isn’t a such market price in Delhi.

Amending the Rajasthan Agricultural Produce Market Act, 1961 by the Rajasthan Agricultural Produce Market (Modification) Ordinance 2020, a brand new part 71-A has been added to part 17 of its part 38 underneath which agricultural produce bought or bought within the mandis of the state Farmers welfare charges might be charged and the collected charges might be deposited within the Farmers Welfare Fund constituted underneath Section-19 of the Act. (IANS)

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