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New Farm Acts and Poultry Sector 

Poultry farming is one of the fastest growing Agri-sector in our country with an annual cumulative growth rate of about 9.6% in broiler meat and 6-7% in egg production.  Majority of the poultry produce comes from commercial sector and backyard poultry accounts for about 17.8% of the country’s poultry production. To improve and double the income of farmers and rationalize the agriculture sector Government of India introduced three new acts [Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020] in the country. These acts will be beneficial for farmers in enhancing the farm income. The essential features are as follows:

1.      Development of infrastructure close to farm gate

2.      Contract farming: form of price assurance and boost linkages with food processing sectors

3.      Contract on terms favorable to farmers

4.      Farmers can get pre-decided price based upon agreement with buyers

5.      Clearly specified dispute resolution mechanism: protecting right of both farmers and buyers

The farm laws enacted by Govt of India are farmer friendly and are in practice in poultry sector. The price of the egg is decided by the NECC, the association of layer farmers. Poultry farmers are free to market their produce anywhere depending on the price. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 December 2020 16:21
 
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