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Expert committee submit report on three farm laws: Supreme Court

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Jass Kaur Bindra

The three disputable farm laws are- Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Promotion and Facilitation Act 2020 Essential Commodities Amendment Act 2020 Farmers Empowerment and Protection Agreement On Prices Price Assurance and Farm
Service Act 2020

The supreme court formed a three-member committee. The committee had to analyse the recent farm laws which are highly disputable between the public and the government.

The expert committee submitted its report regarding changes in the Act to the Supreme Court. The submission was done in a sealed cover.

The matter will be dealt in a week because the Holi break was going in Supreme Court. Anil Ghanwat is one of the members out of the three members of expert committee. He is a member of Shetkari Sangathan of Maharashtra.

He stated, “The committee has submitted its report to the Supreme Court on 19th March in a sealed cover, the report is based on the issue referred to it for consideration as per January 12th order passed by the supreme court. We have given our recommendations now it is entirely up to the supreme court to act on our recommendations.”

These three disputable acts are the ones which were initially cleared by the parliament in both the houses. D farm law bill turned into act after receiving the presidential assent in the month of September 2020.

Initial members of the committee included Bhupinder Singh Man, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Ashok Gulati, Anil Ghanwat.

The first is the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union and the head of All India Kisan Committee. The second is an Agricultural Economist and director for South Asia International Food Policy Research Institute. The third is an Agricultural Economist and former chairman of Commission For Agricultural Costs And Prices.

Bhupinder Singh Mann resign from being the member of the committee showing his solidarity towards the cause of the farmers. Before 12th January numerous rounds of talks took place between the government as well as the farmers but the deadlock continued. There was the rise of dispute and road blockage began in the national capital, Delhi.

CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde stated, “The negotiation between the farmer’s body and government has not yielded any results so far. Therefore, we are of the view that the constitution of a committee of experts in the field of agriculture to negotiate between the
farmer’s body and the government of India may create a congenial atmosphere and improve the trust and confidence of the farmers. We are also of the view that a stay of implementation of all the three formulas for the president may as well as the hurt feelings of the farmer and encourage them to come back to the negotiation table with confidence and good faith.”

Therefore, the Chief Justice of India formulated A committee to look into the matter and submit a report in regard to the three formulas which were a contentious issue between the government and the farmers.