The Government of Rajasthan announced a good news for all farmers just a couple of days before the grand commencement of the much talked about Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) in Kota.

As per the order issued by the Department of Agriculture dated 10 May, promoters who establish Private Mandis will now be able to retain 60% of the Market Fee for the first 3 Financial Years.

The government of Rajasthan decided to provide adequate aid to the promoters of Private Mandis who could earlier retain as less as 20% of the market fee.

Post the order, promoters will now be able to retain 50% in the next 2 Financial Years and thereafter 40% of the Market Fee.

During GRAM 2016, MoU’s for mandi infrastructure projects worth Rs. 1,100 crores were inked and signed. The new order will bolster these MoU and also expedite the implementation of the MoU process.

Earlier, farmers had to wait for more than 3 to 4 days even in the peak market season. Post this order farmers’ produce will be traded in an expeditious manner.

As they say, ‘Compettion is always better’, this theory has been leveraged through this update, which will ensure healthy competition between private and the Government Mandis.

Slated to commence on May 24, GRAM Kota 2017 is an effective platform which congregates all key stakeholders- farmers, technologists, academicians, plant scholars, agricultural institutes, plant scientist, agri-business companies, government dignitaries, students and policymakers on a single platform. Eminent speakers from diverse fields will educate farmers and also answer their queries.

One of the core objectives of GRAM Kota would be to expose the farmers of the Kota Division to best agriculture practices and define the next qualitative leap in Kota’s agriculture growth story.

If you are interested in participating in the grand event called GRAM 2017, don’t forget to register for it in advance. It’s free of cost. In case you want to register for it, you can check GRAM’s official website.