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Monday, December 28, 2020

When Prime Minister Modi asked why there is no APMC in Kerala, sitaram yechury respond

Farmers' agitation is going on in Delhi. 
It's been more than a month. You may hear some words over and over again during this movement. One is MSP and the other is APMC. The Modi government claims that the new agricultural law will increase the income of farmers. Farmers will be able to sell their produce anywhere and anytime across the country. Moreover, farmers and the opposition say that with this law, the market system and MSP will come to an end.

In the midst of all this, on December 25, Prime Minister Modi had raised questions on the Opposition. "First of all, all these parties have to answer why there is no APMC in Kerala," he said. Rs 18,000 crore was to be given to 9 crore farmers under the PM Kisan Sanman Nidhi. A program was held on this occasion. He further said that APMC has failed in West Bengal and Kerala.

The BJP went a step further and said that this happened because there is a Left government. Rahul Gandhi of the country's main opposition Congress is also an MP from Wayanad.

Now the answer to these questions has been given by the ruling CPM (Marxist) general secretary of Kerala Sitaram Yechury in a tweet.

The APMC market system in Kerala is not because 82 per cent of the state's produce is cash crop. It produces coconut, cashew nuts, rubber, tea, coffee, black pepper, cloves and cardamom. The price of which is fixed by different government boards through auction under a fixed arrangement. 

Responding openly to the MSP, Sitaram Yechury said, "The central government has fixed MSP at Rs 1,800 per quintal for farmers' produce. While the MSP in Kerala is Rs 2748 per quintal. That is 900 rupees more. Yechury wrote this in a tweet. 

Kerala is determined by the MSP 16 kinds of vegetables, where the country's only state. Farmers are given a subsidy of Rs 22,000 per hectare on grains, Rs 25,000 on vegetables, Rs 20,000 on pulses and Rs 30,000 per hectare on bananas during the harvesting season. 

According to Yechury, even though there is no APMC in Kerala, farmers do not have to bear not only the highest price of their crops, but also farmers who grow cash crops. Because the government keeps an eye on it from purchase to sale. Yechury also claims that Kerala is the only state where farmers are paid more than the MSP fixed by the government in lieu of crops.

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