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On CMs’ table today: Plan to revamp permit-raj food laws


The proposal holds significance given that the EC Act arms the government with powers to impose stock limits and movement restrictions on agricultural commodities.

The move, part of a plan for structural reform in agriculture, is up for discussion at the state Chief Ministers’ gathering Saturday for the meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog.

ARGUING that the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, was framed during the era of food scarcity, the NITI Aayog has proposed that the Act be scrapped because it is an “impediment in the free movement of commodities” given that the country is now self-sufficient ...


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