Kerala Government, in a first of its sort activity in the nation, has declared a base cost of 16 agricultural products, including vegetables, fruits, and tubers.
The plan intended to protect farmers from antagonistic price fluctuation will become effective on November 1.
The State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the base cost would give relief and backing both traditional ranchers and those recently farming the land. Upwards of 16 agricultural produce would be secured under the first stage. Crops, for example, tapioca, nendran banana, pineapple, bitter gourd, cucumber, snake gourd, tomato, cabbage and beans have been included for the base price, which would be 20% over the production cost of the vegetables.
On the off chance that the market cost plunged beneath the base cost, the produce would be secured at the base cost and the cash moved to ranchers’ accounts. The produce would be evaluated on the quality and the base cost fixed on that premise. There was additionally a provision to reexamine the base cost routinely, the Chief Minister said.
The scheme would profit a rancher with development on a limit of 15 acres in a season. They would need to register on the Agriculture Department’s registration portal in the wake of insuring the crop to get the advantage of the base cost.
At first, the registration would not be required for ranchers as the obtainment is to occur through essential agricultural credit helpful societies. The secured produce would be sold through the division’s markets or the society’s marketing network.
The scheme additionally imagined setting up of supply chain process, for example, cold storage facilities and refrigerated vehicles for shipping the produce to limit wastage, he added.
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