An APMC tale: why market design matters4 min read 28 Sep 2016, 12:13 AM IST
The APMC legislation has in effect created fragmented marketssmall trading zones that can quite easily be captured by trader cartels
Makeshift markets have sprung up in several cities in Maharashtra over the past few weeks, after the state government led by Devendra Fadnavis allowed farmers to sell vegetables and fruit directly to consumers. They are now allowed to bring their produce directly to cities rather than sell them in markets managed by agricultural produce market committees (APMC), where they till now had to compulsorily sell after harvesting.
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