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Enact laws to override Centre's farm sector legislations, Congress urges party-ruled states
Politics

Enact laws to override Centre's farm sector legislations, Congress urges party-ruled states

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
Politics

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
Business

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
India

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
India

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
Business

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

Budget and Beyond: 'Agri marketing should be in concurrent list', says Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand
Business

Budget and Beyond: 'Agri marketing should be in concurrent list', says Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand

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
Business

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

Congress to start 100-kilometre rally to corner Rajasthan govt on farmer issues in October
Politics

Congress to start 100-kilometre rally to corner Rajasthan govt on farmer issues in October

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.

MNS secretary Shalini Thackeray urges Centre to declare Indian sanitary napkins tax-free
India

MNS secretary Shalini Thackeray urges Centre to declare Indian sanitary napkins tax-free

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Sunday urged the Centre to declare sanitary napkins manufactured by Indian companies a tax-free commodity.

Petrol pump dealers' decision to close on Sundays could invoke Essential Commodities Act: Govt
Business

Petrol pump dealers' decision to close on Sundays could invoke Essential Commodities Act: Govt

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.

Exclusive: Ahead of Budget, here's a glimpse of what PM Modi may have planned for farmers
World

Exclusive: Ahead of Budget, here's a glimpse of what PM Modi may have planned for farmers

The measures suggested this time are intriguing because India has never adopted such a path since independence to reshape agricultural policy.

Govt takes note of allegations on overseas hoarding of pulses
Business

Govt takes note of allegations on overseas hoarding of pulses

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.

Onion farmers, traders in Maharashtra upset about no MSP for crop
Economy

Onion farmers, traders in Maharashtra upset about no MSP for crop

Farmers and traders hereare concerned over the government decision to bring onion under the Essential Commodities Act.

Essential Commodities Act: Govt plans to make hoarding non-bailable offence
Economy

Essential Commodities Act: Govt plans to make hoarding non-bailable offence

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 />

Govt decrees hoarding as non-bailable offence; sets up fund to stabilise prices
Economy

Govt decrees hoarding as non-bailable offence; sets up fund to stabilise prices

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
Economy

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.