“No! No!” said the Queen, “Sentence first, verdict afterwards.“ -Alice
FM Sitharaman’s statement for the Agri economic relief package had promised reforms in Agri laws to provide barrier free inter-state trade and e-trading of agricultural produce, well, the verdict is out-
The Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Essential Commodities Act, which largely de-regulates the heavily regulated, “farmers” business. The amendment has eliminated the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee.
- Barrier free Agri trade with The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020;
- The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Service Ordinance, 2020 empowers farmers to engage with processors, aggregators, large retailers, exporters;
- Deregulated commodities like cereals, pulses, oilseed, onions & pulses;
- Ordinance which allows farmers to engage with processors, aggregators, large retailers and exporters.
This surely classifies for a Reform! Hope One India One Agricultural Market, takes it to irreversible implementation.
Thank you #governmentofindia
Disclaimer: This Note is for general information only and not intended for solicitation. Please do not treat this as a legal advice of any sort. Views contained in this, are personal with interpretive value of the author and teams assisting the author. Readers are encouraged not to rely solely on these contents before making any decision.