Essential Commodities Act 1955
Opinion  /  Published 03.08.20

Water as political capital in Bihar

Bihar goes to the hustings in a few months. The primary issue seems to be rural livelihoods. This is a significant achievement for Nitish Kumar. Although law and order, public infrastructure and socia...
By Somnath Bandyopadhyay in

Business  /  Published 03.06.20

Centre lifts farm trade barriers

The Union cabinet on Wednesday allowed farmers to sell their products anywhere in the country, took steps to encourage contract farming and removed several items from the Essential Commodities Act.Far...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.05.20

Hunt for elusive demand generator

Where is the demand generator?The balancing act implicit in the package may be a deft move to stir entrepreneurial energies and shake up the economy, but what is missing is that big demand trigger whi...
By in

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.20

Late again: agricultural stimulus

The Union finance minister has announced as part of the stimulus package a number of schemes and reforms for the agricultural sector and allied activities. There are three broad sets of intervention. ...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 15.05.20

Rs 1 lakh crore fund for agriculture

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the third tranche of the government’s Rs 20-lakh crore economic package aimed at reviving India’s coronavirus-stalled economy with the latest meas...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.05.20

Rs 1.63 lakh cr push for agriculture, dairy

The government on Friday announced a Rs 1.63 lakh crore package for agriculture and allied sectors aimed at strengthening infrastructure, logistics and capacity building at farmgate.Announcing the thi...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.05.20

PM Modi discusses reforms in agriculture sector

Amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday deliberated on ways to reform the agriculture sector with emphasis on agriculture marketing, access of farmers to institutio...
By in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.01.20

Proposal to cull food subsidy bill

The economic survey on Friday has proposed the government should scythe food subsidies by “revisiting” the prices of foodgrains at ration shops and scrap the Essential Commodities Act, which is me...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.19

Why the Essential Commodities Act should not go

The Niti Aayog has been considering whether to keep the Essential Commodities Act 1955 in abeyance for 10 years, or to scrap it altogether. The Act enables the government to impose limits on stocks of...
By The Editorial Board in


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