S Sivakumar, group head agri and IT companies, ITC and the mind behind the a lot celebrated e-choupal initiative of ITC sees the Prime Minister’s announcement to repeal the three contentious farm legal guidelines as a step to finish a stalemate. Sivakumar, a product of IRMA (Institute of Rural Management) which makes him an much more distinctive voice within the company area says: “Outcomes are more important and if you find new mechanisms to deliver them and with acceptability to all the stakeholder then it is a progress.” That the main focus of consideration will now be on a committee arrange to have a look at all points referring to agriculture, together with a transfer to zero finances farming, is progress certainly, he feels.
Since the farm legal guidelines weren’t applied and had been already stored on maintain and now repealed doesn’t materially change issues on the bottom aside from sign an finish to a stalemate. As it’s, he says, “once the laws were stayed there was no visibility on when they will get restarted.”
However, he does consider that the outcomes set out within the preambles of the three farm legal guidelines are nonetheless required. These are by way of higher market linkages for connecting the produce to the customers, guaranteeing the next return for the farmers. Apart from enabling farmers to know pricing forward of planting as a substitute of a discovery after harvesting. Plus, a capability to promote the produce after harvest with out inventory controls. “All these objectives are still very much required and one has to find another way of delivering them and perhaps that is why the setting up of a committee that will look into it all and at all aspects of agriculture is an important move,” he says.
The focus of consideration, he additionally says, is now on the brand new committee which is supposed to see the journey forward by way of attending to the goals of guaranteeing farmers get extra earnings and pure sources saved, amongst others. To him, the farm legal guidelines had been one a part of the bigger initiatives that had been rolled out aside from an entire gamut of initiatives that included the rules to create farmer producer establishments and to empower them by collectivisation organisations (FPOs). Then, there may be the agri and allied infrastructure and the micro meals enterprises funds that aimed to place cash into the palms of the farmers to construct put up harvest infrastructure. All with an finish aim to make sure that the farmer incomes go up and agriculture grows. With respect to the calls for for minimal assist value assure, he says, “you need to find solutions that are demand responsive and you need to ensure that price assurance is required.”