Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on November 12 said that states have been requested to reject the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) and adopt electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) so that farmers get better price for their produce.The e-NAM has been pushed very much by the Union Government, and many states have agreed, also to take it up at their level, she said at an event organised by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) here."Together with this we are also making sure that the states are cajoled to reject the APMC. It has served its purpose at one time there's no doubt. But today there are very many difficulties associated with the agricultural produce market committee, which at every state level has become not so efficient in helping the farmers find better price points for their produce," she said.Close "We are talking with states to sort of dismantle that and move towards e National Marketing for farmers," she added. related … [Read more...] about Have told states to reject APMC and shift to eNAM: Nirmala Sitharaman
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AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes had in 2015 authorised the then AirAsia India CEO Mrithyunjay Chandilya to hire Singapore based HNR Trading PTE to help the Indian carrier lobby with Indian authorities for policy amendments.Moneycontrol has a copy of the letter Fernandes sent to Chandilya on March 31, 2015.HNR Trading's director Rajendra Dubey was questioned by the CBI late last week for allegedly attempting to influence the 5/20 rule that governs Indian skies.Close The intention was to either amend or remove the rule, which stipulated that an airline from India can only start international services once it has a fleet of 20 aircraft and has been in operations for five years. related news Tata Motors global wholesales dip 19% in October Fraud-hit CG Power asks firms linked to promoter Gautam Thapar to return Rs 3,300 cr IL&FS crisis fallout: SEBI takes a dim view of role of credit rating agencies, may fine them only Rs 1 crore AirAsia India … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes asked ex-CEO Chandilya to hire lobbying firm
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