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Farmers Get Freedom to Sell Agriculture Produce Anywhere but it Would Lead to Corporatization of Agriculture: MP Farmers Leader to SC on New Farmers’ Legislations [READ PETITION]

Lawstreet Journal 6 Oct 2020 8:48pm

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 A Public Interest Litigation has been filled in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Fascination) Act, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020. MP Congress leader D.P. Dhakad, in his plea, said that the Acts were passed amidst a large unprecedented fiasco and despite the largest-ever witnessed dissent by the opposition in the Rajya by Sabha by Viva Voce vote on September 20, 2020.

“These acts were passed along with essential commodities Amendment Act, 2020, have a weak and devastating effect on the federalism of the republic of India and are hence liable to be struck down as unconstitutional, illegal and void". 

 The petitioners said that agriculture sector employees nearly one-half of the workforce in the country. the state of Madhya Pradesh which is at the heart of the country having a large area in the diversifying climate and soil condition which is available for a broad range of agriculture products. The agriculture sector in Madhya Pradesh forms the backbone of the economy as it contributes almost one-fourth of the Gross State Domestic Product and is the main source of employment for over 65% of the population and constitutes about 60 to 75% of the Rural income. 

The invitation which is filed through Advocate Sumeer Sodhi the said that the state of Madhya Pradesh is the major producer of linseed, mustard, sunflower, and safflower. The climatic condition and topographical variation enable the state to… Continue Reading...


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