What are the new Agriculture Bills 2020, explained

20-09-2020 Sun 11:01

HYDERABAD: Political heat flared up in the states after Centre going to introduce new farm bills in Rajya Sabha today. Opposition parties and various states are ready to raise the voice against the bills in Upper House. Many questions raised over the bills and what are the benefits and disadvantages of the new farm bills.

Centre will introduce the new three farm bills are Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce(Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, The Farmer (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill today in Rajya Sabha. Centre claims that farmers can get double income through the new legislation and promised the farmers will get double income by 2022.

It said that the new Bills will make farmers independent of government-led markets and can get more income for their work. As per reports, the Bills provide a system for selling and purchase outside the Mandis for farmers and traders. The Bills will provide a way for intra-state trade and propose to decrease the cost of transportation.

The Bill provides to remove cereals and pulses from the list of essential commodities and will attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). On other hand, farmers are staging protests against the Bills and apprehensive about Minimum Support Price to their produce.

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