“The government felt that fruits, vegetables and eggs are by and large perishable products in nature and due to inadequate storage and market facilities, the farmers are deprived of getting their due return out of the farm produces. Hence this policy decision was necessitated,” Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said while passing the order on Monday.
     
The step would benefit the farming community to reduce post-harvest investment for marketing, besides enhancing competitiveness in the emerging agribusiness sector, official sources said.
     
It would also safeguard the interest of small and marginal farmers for selling their marketable surplus at remunerative prices, the sources said.

(Agencies)

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