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Farmers Bill 2020: A Dismay For Farmers?

Lawstreet Journal 28 Dec 2020 10:52pm

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The year 2020 has been despotic on everyone, be it people from the upper echelon of the society or otherwise, especially farmers. It’s nothing new that farmers are suffering for the past few decades. The government in order to change the same introduced the Farmers Bills 2020, which comprise a total of three agricultural bills. These bills were passed by the Indian Parliament in September 2020. They were introduced to change the farming world and the poor condition of farmers; however, the farmers think that the bills are nothing but a threat. In this article, the topics of Minimum Support Price, key provisions and criticism of each Act, and the constitutional validity of the said Acts will be discussed.

INTRODUCTION:

For decades, millions of farmers in India are living in poverty due to poorly designed laws and various other problems that are still existing in India. With the vision to elevate the farming market, the Government came up with three bills in Parliament. Namely, they are: 

  • Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation), Bill;
  • Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance Bill and;
  • Farm Services Bill and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill.

These bills were passed on 27th September 2020. The attempt is a big structural change in the farm sector by the Government. The farmers are vehemently protesting against the newly introduced Bills. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh have gone on to accuse the central government of “anti-farmer” policies. They are scared that after the passing of these Bills, the condition of… Continue Reading...


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