16 States issued circulars on new agri ordinances: Agriculture Secretary

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 26, 2020 Published on June 26, 2020

As many as 16 States have already issued circulars to implement recent ordinances brought by the Central government to allow trade outside mandis and promotion of contract farming, said Agriculture Secretary, Sanjay Agarwal, on Thursday.

“16 States have issued circulars for taking up these ordinances for implementation. These ordinances are as such no other circular is required for their coming into force. They are self-contained and applicable from the day they were implemented. These ordinances have been down as part of trade and commerce and part of the concurrent list. And the markets have not been touched as part of these ordinance reforms,” he said, while addressing a webinar on recent agricultural reforms organised by agri-tech start-up AgriBazar.

He added that the Centre was aware that many States have raised concerns. The Centre has already held consultations with the State governments and will continue to do so, Agarwal said.

Published on June 26, 2020
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