MP court orders a private company to purchase produce from contracted farmers

Why the wheels of justice turn ever slower in India

A    Court in  Madhya Pradesh has ordered a private company to purchase produce from contracted farmers under the newly enacted farm laws as the Supreme Court of India is yet to deliver judgement on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the legislations. The Hoshangabad SDM  Pipariya Nitin Talle said action was taken by the district administration against fortune rice Ltd ,Delhi , for not purchasing the produce despite the contract with farmers. The action has been taken under  “Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020″farmers expressed happiness over this decision. Earlier such acts by the companies caused economic losses to the farmers, but now the rights of the farmers are well protected under new agriculture  Reforms law. The Bhartiya Kisan Union has filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it to scrap three agricultural laws passed by Parliament in September. Thousands of farmers have over the past few weeks been protesting against these laws demanding that the government repeal these laws. The Bhartiya Kisan Union’s petition, filed by its president Bhanu Pratap Singh, claimed that the three laws will lead to commercialisation and will throw the farmers at the mercy of corporates, he said citing the ongoing farmers’ protest along the national capital’s borders. The new laws are “arbitrary”, the petition alleges that they were passed without adequate discussion. The Supreme Court has already issued notices to the Central government on a batch of petitions challenging the farm laws passed by Parliament in September. These laws were first introduced in June as ordinances by the Central government. The three contentious laws are: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act. Image courtesy to The Print.

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