Indian Parliament passes two farm bills amid ruckus by opposition parties
Indian lawmakers approved two agriculture bills that the federal government says will reform the country’s deeply stressed agriculture sector and give farmers the freedom to market their produce.
The farm bills — Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 will now be sent to the President of India for assent.
However, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 could not be taken up due to time constraints.
However, the Opposition parties protested against the bills, urging the Indian government to refer the bills to a select committee.