Essential Commodities Act

Essential Commodities Act News

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

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

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

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

Paswan said there is a need to set up storage facility for onion and potato during the lean season.

Kitchen mistakes

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

Protests likely against delisting of onion and potato from APMCs

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


Detained US ship not involved in gunrunning: Sandhu

Sandhu said local police would take a decision on the ship its fate after investigation.

Detained US ship will escape sanction if it was beyond Indian maritime border: NSA

Territorial waters of any country extend upto 12 nautical miles,according to intl law.

Crew of US ship arrested for carrying arms illegally into Indian waters

33 members of vessel 'Seaman Guard Ohio' were taken to Muthiapuram Police Station for questioning.

Onion at Rs 90/kg; Pawar says rates to stay high for 2-3 weeks

Pawar asked the Chief Ministers of all states to invoke the Essential Commodities Act against hoarders.