President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday gave assent to three contentious farm bills passed by Parliament last week. These laws have triggered ' protests by farmers, especially in Punjab and Haryana.
Stormy Monsoon Session of Parliament sees Rajya Sabha pass 25 Bills over Opposition's protest, absence
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said in concluding remarks that the House’s productivity was 100.47 percent, while written replies were given to a total of 1,567 unstarred questions
Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Govt to amend Essential Commodities Act to deregulate cereals, edible oil, pulses
The government will amend the six-and-a-half-decade old Essential Commodities Act to deregulate food items, including cereals, edible oil, oilseeds, pulses, onion and potato, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday
Science college in Nagaland make hand sanitisers; distribute them to hospitals, government offices for free
Fifteen litres of sanitisers were also provided to Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) for use in the hospital.
Centre plans to make Essential Commodities Act simpler, may replace jail term with penalty, fine; seeks suggestions from states
The proposed amendment in the Essential Commodities Act is being done in consultation with the NITI Aayog with an aim to boost investment and ease of doing business without compromising on consumer protection.
NITI Aayog to sound out chief ministers on keeping essential commodities act in abeyance, says member Ramesh Chand
No state has adopted the model APMC Act in its entirety except Arunachal Pradesh. The others have inserted riders, says Ramesh Chand
Rural distress: Loan waiver is no panacea; govt should dilute monopoly of APMCs for marketing of agricultural produce
Statutorily imposed marketing rigidities in agricultural commodities and other farm produce erect another impediment in the growth of rural sectors
Distressed farmers of Kisan Putra Andolan movement seek abolition of 'anti-farmer' Article 31B of Constitution
A farmers' group has taken its fight for higher remuneration to the Supreme Court, where it has filed a petition challenging an Article in the Constitution
Without competition in the markets, there won't be any real value realisation for farmers: Pravesh Sharma tells Firstpost
Farms that are less than a hectare will not benefit from commercialisation unless efforts are made to consolidate land parcels
The farmers’ unrest and overall agriculture-related stress has a lot to do with the fact that the markets are not adequately involved.
Budget and Beyond: This is the Modi moment, if he gets this right, farmers will salute him, says Ashok Gulati
Agriculture needs reforms in marketing, land titling and contract law reforms, to name a few
The Congress will start a 100-kilometre mega rally in Rajasthan next week, which will pass through the constituencies of the chief minister and her son, to press for various demands such as redressing farmer issues.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Sunday urged the Centre to declare sanitary napkins manufactured by Indian companies a tax-free commodity.
Dealers' body representatives told the media on Tuesday that their decision was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent call to save petrol and diesel.
The measures suggested this time are intriguing because India has never adopted such a path since independence to reshape agricultural policy.
Pulse prices are still ruling high despite several government measures as there is a domestic shortage due to fall in production by 2 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year (July-June) on account of poor monsoon.
Farmers and traders hereare concerned over the government decision to bring onion under the Essential Commodities Act.
On July 4, the Centre had decided to amend the law to make hoarding a non-bailable offence to check food inflation. The decision was taken at a meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers.<br />
Asserting that there was no cause for panic as there were sufficient food stocks, the government blamed hoarding and speculative trading on the basis of reports of weak monsoon for the rise in prices of commodities like onion and potato and asked states to crack down on hoarders.<br />
Food Minister Paswan calls hoarding 'anti-national', asks states to rise above politics to control prices
Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today termed hoarding as an anti-national activity and asked state governments to rise above politics to control prices by effectively enforcing the Essential Commodities Act.