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Forward trading will help farmers eliminate middlemen: Singh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Forward trading will help farmers plan their planting of crops and do away with middlemen in selling the commodities, Union Minister Radha said today.

Speaking at an event here, the Agriculture Minister said the is working on a concrete plan to link the farmers with the markets.

Forward Trading is an index of predictive pricing and as a result, both the buyer and seller can plan their futures trading. This would help farmers plan their crop planting and also do away with the role of middlemen, he was quoted as saying in an official release.

Chairman Tyagi was also present at the event. It was also the first public event attended by Tyagi after taking charge earlier this month.

He said efforts are on to further deepen the commodities market.

Meanwhile, Singh said the country is not only self- sufficient in agricultural production but also foodgrains. He also added that agricultural growth has more than doubled from 2 per cent to 4.4 per cent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 21:42 IST