Saurashtra APMCs to seek CM’s intervention

Saurashtra APMCs to seek CM’s intervention

Saurashtra APMCs to seek CM’s intervention

Rajkot:

Facing issues with Ban on DCCBs, Office-bearers of Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) around 12 districts of Saurashtra region on Thursday decided to meet CM Vijay Rupani and discuss the problems faced by farmers due to demonetisation.

APMCs operate marketing yards where farmers sell their produce. There are 65 such committees in 12 districts of Saurashtra whose representatives held a meeting at Rajkot marketing Yard to discuss difficulties being faced by farmers post-demonetisation.

 D K Sakhiya, Chairman of Rajkot marketing yard, said a 16-member committee has been formed to present the issue before Rupani.

“The committee members will meet the Chief Minister very soon and seek his intervention in increasing cash withdrawals by farmers. Removal of cap on withdrawals for farmers is the only amicable solution to stop yards from closing down,” he said.

Cash crunch has made it difficult for agriculturists to sell their commodities like groundnut, cotton, vegetables and fruits in these yards.