Essential Commodity Act Current Affairs - 2020

Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Key Facts

On September 15, 2020, Lok Sabha passed the bill to amend Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The bill seeks to deregulate food items, pulses, cereals and onion. Highlights The amendment is already being implemented as ordinance. The GoI, in June 2020, promulgated the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. Key features of the bill The amendment empowers Read More…

Government to bring 11 ordinances during Monsoon Session of Parliament

The Government of India is to bring 11 ordinances in Parliament during Monsoon session that is to commence in September 14, 2020. The Parliament is to have several preventive measures to stop COVID-19 infection during the session. Highlights The Monsoon session is to continue till October 1, 2020. In all 18 sittings are to be Read More…

High Powered Committee for ‘Transformation of Agriculture’ constituted

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has constituted a High-powered Committee of Chief Ministers (CMs) for ‘Transformation of Indian Agriculture’. HPC was set up subsequent to the deliberations of Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog and in keeping with promise of Centre government for Agriculture reforms, rural development, water conservation and its proper. About High Powered Committee Read More…