MCA has vide its notification dated 11th February, 2021 notified section 52 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Section 52 of the Companies Amendment Act, 2020, brings to life a new Chapter XXIA which pertains to producer companies. Earlier these provisions were regulated under the old Companies Act, 1956, but now they have been brought into the Companies Act, 2013 proper.
Sections 378A to 378ZU governs the incorporation & administration of producer companies in India, which are a form of farmer co-operatives in the agriculture sector. They are formed by farmers/ producers of agricultural crops and there are strict guidelines regarding their formation, administration, governance, etc.