CHANDIGARH: Even because the protesting farm organisations are demanding a authorized assure on the minimal help value (MSP), the specialists and the Fee for Agriculture Prices and Costs (CACP) have been laying stress on market intervention by the federal government to supply a level-playing discipline to the farmers on the market of their produce.
In its ‘Value Coverage for Rabi Crops: The Advertising and marketing Season 2022-23’, the CACP has advisable that “to encourage diversification in direction of oilseeds and pulses, farmers must be assured of remunerative value for pulses and oilseeds via efficient implementation of Value Deficiency Cost Scheme (PDPS) and Personal Procurement and Stockist Scheme (PPSS)”.
To make sure remunerative costs to farmers, the Union authorities had launched an umbrella scheme, Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan in September 2018. The scheme has three parts — Value Assist Scheme (PSS), PDPS and a pilot of PPSS — along with current schemes of the division of meals and public distribution for procurement of paddy, wheat and nutri-cereals/coarse grains, cotton and jute.
In its 2022-23 rabi value coverage, the CACP has noticed, “Though PSS has made exceptional progress when it comes to procurement of pulses and oilseeds in the previous few years, PDPS and PPSS have to ameliorate their efficiency and attain. Furthermore, in contrast to cereal crops the place lively procurement by the general public businesses is in drive, for oilseeds there are restricted procurement operations and in addition in the long term enhancing public procurement is not going to be tenable until enough personal gamers are allowed to take part in procurement of oilseeds. For efficient involvement of personal entities, efforts have to be made to influence states to implement PDPS and PPSS earnestly thereby opening a channel for easy procurement of oilseeds in a sustainable method.”
Famous agriculture economist Professor P S Rangi, who has labored with the Punjab Agricultural College, Ludhiana, and Punjab State Agricultural Advertising and marketing Board, stated it is probably not possible to supply the MSP on all crops however market interventions PSS and PDPS will help farmers offset their losses. “Market intervention by the federal government can set a benchmark value, which will be the bottom charge at which numerous gamers purchase the farm produce,” stated Prof Rangi, who was additionally the advertising and marketing advisor with the Punjab State Farmers and Farm Staff Fee.
Professor Sukhpal Singh of the Indian Institute of Administration (IIM), Ahmedabad, stated market intervention is required for crops not coated below the MSP regime. “The state governments must take lead in market intervention, you possibly can’t look as much as the Centre on a regular basis. The state governments, particularly Punjab, haven’t carried out sufficient on this regard. That’s the reason the demand for MSP has come up,” stated Prof Singh, who’s the chairperson of the IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Administration in Agriculture.

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