Gandhian imprint in the farmer’s protest

Source: The Hindu Syllabus: GS 4 – Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world. GS 3 – Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System-objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping. Synopsis: The protesting farmers are going through physical and mental suffering in Delhi’s severe winter. But… Continue reading Gandhian imprint in the farmer’s protest

New Farm Laws and Labour Codes is the way forward

Source: The Indian Express Syllabus: GS-3  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies  Synopsis: The agriculture and labour reforms passed recently creates a condition for productivity and enhance growth. This benefits millions of small farmers and unorganised workers. Farm Laws and the changes it brings: … Continue reading New Farm Laws and Labour Codes is the way forward

Why Farm laws must be redrafted?

Synopsis: The process adopted by the government to enact the three farm laws was not appropriate. The government should reconsider its stand to not withdraw the laws. Introduction  Much has been debated about the impacts and benefits of farm laws on farmers. But the ordinance route adopted to enact these laws was a clear violation… Continue reading Why Farm laws must be redrafted?

Issues in SC Mediation step on farm laws

Synopsis: The Supreme Court’s decision to take a route of mediation, instead of judgment on the legality of the law, is being criticized by some experts. Let’s have look at the criticisms?  What are the issues in SC mediation process?  Supreme Court-appointed a committee and put a stay on implementation of the laws. Although it is officially not called a mediation committee, but the Court does mention its role in helping the… Continue reading Issues in SC Mediation step on farm laws

SC judgment on farm laws: violation of separation of powers

Synopsis:  The Supreme court (SC) has stayed the implementation of farm laws. The decision is a case of violation of the separation of powers.   Background   Recently, the SC has stayed the implementation of three farm laws until further orders.  The SC has also given direction to set up a four-member committee to break the deadlock between farmers and the Centre.  Many experts opine… Continue reading SC judgment on farm laws: violation of separation of powers

Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws

News: The Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of Three Farm Laws until further Orders. Facts: Summary of the Supreme Court Order: Stay on Farm Laws: Implementation of three farm laws namely The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance… Continue reading Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws

Contradictions between farm laws and the MSP system

This article has been created based on the Indian Express article “Misunderstanding the MSP”   Synopsis- Mere amendments to farm laws will not solve the MSP issue, as the MSP system may not be able to face the private system of farm laws. Syllabus– GS Paper III (Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices)… Continue reading Contradictions between farm laws and the MSP system

Issue of single law for different regions of agriculture

Synopsis: Present agriculture reforms have not considered the ground level issues faced on the regional level and vertical level.  Introduction  New farmers laws Recently, the current government has opened up the output market with the purpose to let market forces improve effectiveness and create more value for farmers and the economy.   New farm laws state that… Continue reading Issue of single law for different regions of agriculture

Farmer welfare in Kerala, in the absence of Mandi system

Synopsis: Absence of Madi system in Kerala has not impacted the farmer’s welfare in the state.  Background:   Thousands of farmers have assembled to protest against the 3 farm bills and have established a new way of life at Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur, Noida and Shahjahanpur borders.   Farmers have made all necessary arrangements for food, shelter, clothing, and sanitation. They… Continue reading Farmer welfare in Kerala, in the absence of Mandi system

Reforming Agriculture sector through FPOs

Synopsis – the present market structure is not favorable for marginal farmers, the government should use the model of Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs) for assisting farmers. Background A set of three laws passed in September aims to deregulate India’s enormous agriculture sector aimed at “liberating” farmers from the tyranny of middlemen. But many farmers fear that they… Continue reading Reforming Agriculture sector through FPOs