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Centre paves way for licence-free purchase directly from farmers

Any buyer with a PAN can purchase from farmers; no state or central taxes on direct procurement; food items removed from EC Act

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Pan card | farm produce | Farmers MSP

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

Farmers threshing harvested wheat crops
Farmers threshing harvested wheat crops at a field during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus, in Prayagraj, Monday, April 20, 2020 | Photo: PTI

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared an Ordinance enabling buyers - be it farmer-producer companies or big retailers - to purchase directly from farmers outside the regulated mandis without any licence and armed with just a permanent account number (PAN) card.

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First Published: Wed, June 03 2020. 19:53 IST
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