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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Essential Commodities Act


Explained: What is the Essential Commodities Act, and how will amending it help?

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.

Key agricultural reforms cleared, farmers freed from mandis

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.

Cabinet amends Essential Commodities Act, approves ordinance to ease barrier-free trade

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.

Cabinet may soon okay plan to promulgate Ordinance to amend Essential Commodities Act

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”.

On CMs’ table today: Plan to revamp permit-raj food laws

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.

What’s in a bulb

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

Modi govt policies are anti-farmer: NDA ally

July 07, 2014 2:41 am

Shetti’s party had been contesting both Lok Sabha and Assembly polls independently until 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Ram Vilas Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

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.

Kitchen mistakes

July 04, 2014 12:35 am

The government should focus on a liberal import policy and retail reform, not hoarding.

Protests likely against delisting of onion and potato from APMCs

July 03, 2014 2:50 am

Traders protested the move and hinted at closure of APMC markets in protest.