1 The Essential Commodities Act will also not apply when agricultural products are purchased under the Agriculture Agreement. The government has stated that the legislation helps protect farmers who collaborate with farm businesses, processors, wholesalers, exporters or large retailers for agricultural services and the sale of future agricultural products through a mutually agreed lucrative pricing framework in a fair and transparent manner through a contract.  Availability of Buyers of Agricultural Products and Infrastructure Agricultural markets in India are mainly regulated by the laws of the National Committee on Agricultural Production (APMC). THE CMPA were set up with the aim of ensuring fair trade between buyers and sellers in order to ensure efficient pricing of farmers` products.  CSAs may: (i) regulate trade in farmers` products by granting licences to buyers, Commission agents and private markets, (ii) levy market fees or other fees for such trade, and (iii) make available in their markets the necessary infrastructure to facilitate trade. . . .