New Delhi: In a bid to help small farmers get better price realisation, the National Advisory Council (NAC) has recommended the creation of ‘farmers companies’ with the support of the government, which would deal with critical issues such as market linkage and value-addition in the farm sector.

In a recent meeting, the NAC, headed by UPA-II chairperson Sonia Gandhi, urged the government to provide financial support for creation of farm producers’ companies under the existing Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) for the farm sector.