Rajya Sabha passes Bill amidst boycott of House by Opposition

Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 22

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday handed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill within the midst of the boycott of the House proceedings by the Opposition events.

The Opposition events have declared to boycott the remaining a part of the Monsoon Session in protest towards the way in which two farm associated Bills have been handed within the House on Sunday.

With the House giving clearance to the Bill, the Parliament has in impact handed because the Lok Sabha had adopted it final week.

It will now be despatched to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent to develop into a legislation.

The Bill sought to permit Union authorities to control the availability of some meals objects solely throughout exigencies like famine, conflict and extraordinary soar in costs.

It replaces an Ordinance which was promulgated throughout Covid pandemic lockdown.

The Ordinance was a part of the troika of Ordinances to amend the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 rung in authorities for “reforms in agricultural marketing”.

Replying to the controversy, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Minister Distribution Raosaheb Danve stated the Bill will modernise agriculture and meals sector and can entice funding.

He stated the laws was in keeping with a advice of a High Powered Committee of Chief Ministers.

He additional stated that since Independence, there was manifold enhance in manufacturing of wheat, rice and pulses. The nation has develop into self-sufficient.

A time has come to take the event of the agri sector and allied points to the subsequent stage of progress, he stated.

“The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act will ensure the supply chain will be established for vegetables and fruits,” the minister stated, and added that it is going to be in keeping with push for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”.

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