June 29, 2020 2:59 pm
By declaring a commodity as essential, the government can control the production, supply, and distribution of that commodity, and impose a stock limit.
June 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Calling it a “historic day for agriculture”, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the reforms will largely free the sector from a system of inspectors and permits.
June 03, 2020 7:29 pm
"The Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, approved historic amendment to Essential Commodities Act.The regulatory environment has been liberalised for farmers through this," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said at the media briefing.
May 17, 2020 7:07 am
Asked about the timeline by which the government wants to amend the EC Act, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said “nothing is impossible”.
June 15, 2019 11:13 am
The proposal holds significance given that the EC Act arms the government with powers to impose stock limits and movement restrictions on agricultural commodities.
August 22, 2015 12:00 am
Onion prices touch off worries. But government must not use a temporary supply shock as a pretext to bring back controls
July 07, 2014 2:41 am
Shetti’s party had been contesting both Lok Sabha and Assembly polls independently until 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
July 04, 2014 5:50 pm
Paswan said there is a need to set up storage facility for onion and potato during the lean season.
July 04, 2014 12:35 am
The government should focus on a liberal import policy and retail reform, not hoarding.
July 03, 2014 2:50 am
Traders protested the move and hinted at closure of APMC markets in protest.