State-wide APMC strike on August 25

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All Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) yards in Maharashtra will stay closed on August 25 because the Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Trade and Commerce (CAMIT) has known as for a strike to protest the State authorities’s failure to amend the APMC Act.

The choice was taken on Monday at a digital assembly of commerce leaders convened by Mohan Gurnani, chairman, CAMIT, and Walchand Sancheti, president, Federation of Commerce Affiliation of Pune. A nine-member motion committee was fashioned on the assembly to take a name on declaring an indefinite strike if the federal government fails to amend the Act and abolish the market charge.

Mr. Gurnani stated the Union authorities on June 5 issued an ordinance that declared farmers won’t be charged any cess or levy on the market of their produce to pave the best way for creating One India, One Agriculture Market.

“Whereas the buying and selling group welcomed the transfer, merchants promoting their produce in APMC yards will probably be subjected to a 1% market charge as the federal government has not but amended the APMC Act. We’re able to face the competitors, however not less than the principles ought to be equal. Whereas corporates and MNCs wouldn’t must pay the market charge on the market exterior the market yards, we must take successful on our promoting worth,” Mr. Gurnani stated.

He stated States like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have amended the APMC Act, offering a degree taking part in discipline to merchants. Commerce delegations within the State have met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Nationalist Congress Occasion chief Sharad Pawar and State Cooperation Minister Balasaheb Patil and requested them to amend the Act. “No motion has been taken until date,” stated Mr. Gurnani.

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