India’s economy is greatly contributed by agriculture. It is an agricultural country with most of its population dependent on agriculture for earning and living. The condition of farmers in our country is very poor. They are the food generators for the people of the entire nation but are the least income earners.
The government of India to improve the condition of the farmers and provide a better scope and market for agricultural trading recently introduced the farmer bill. I have provided the details about this bill in ten lines. It might be helpful and convenient for students and readers in getting a quick idea about the topic.
Ten Lines on Farm Bill (Kisan Bill)
Set - 1
1) Farmer bill is passed by the government for the welfare of farmers.
2) Farmer bill 2020 consists of a set of three bills that after being passed have become Law.
3) The bill was passed by both houses on 17 and 20 September 2020.
4) President gave his final assent to the bill on 27 September 2020.
5) The bill fosters private party investment in the agricultural sector.
6) It enables farmers to sell their agricultural products anywhere in the nation.
7) The farmers can deal directly with dealers without involving middlemen.
8) According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the farm bill will change the life of farmers.
9) The farmers will not have to pay taxes for inter or intrastate trading of agricultural produce.
10) Farmers state this bill as anti-farmer and are continuously protesting against it.
Set - 2
1) The farm bill is the set of three bills passed on 17 September 2020 in Lok Sabha and 20 September 2020 in Rajya Sabha.
2) The ascent to Farmer bills was given by President Ram Nath Kovind on 27 September 2020.
3) It has been introduced with the motive of the uplifting agricultural sectors and Indian farmers.
4) It states the involvement of private parties in the agricultural sector to boost it with better infrastructure, trading facilities.
5) The farm bill gives the provision of selling and buying of agricultural products in an open market without any hindrance.
6) It provides the facility of online buying and selling of agricultural products to the farmers anywhere within the nation.
7) It stops the state government from imposing any kind of tax or fee for inter or intra-state trading of agricultural products.
8) E-trading is included in the Bill and that will provide farmers access to newer technologies.
9) The instant payment of dues of the farmers by trading parties within three days, failing to that complaint can be made by the farmers is mentioned in the law of farmer bill.
10) The bill after release had been stated as Corporate-friendly and anti-farmer and faced protests mainly by farmers of Punjab and Haryana.
Set - 3
1) The introduction of the Farmer bill is a great step by the government to foster the agricultural sector and enhance the income of Indian farmers.
2) The farm bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on 17 and 20 September consecutively in the Monsoon session.
3) President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the set of three Farmer bills on 27 September 2020.
4) The bill constitutes of Farmers Produce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, Farmers Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
5) It is referred to as “A watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
6) It will provide ease to farmers as now farmers can directly deal without the involvement of middlemen.
7) The Farmer Bill is sought to bring certain changes in the trading of agricultural goods, dues payment, and farm services.
8) The bill facilitates with electronic trading of agricultural produce online by using the internet.
9) Farmer bills promote the common market for all farmers i.e. farmers are free for agricultural trading anywhere in the nation.
10) Indian farmers are against the Farmer bill and protests against the bill are made by the farmers of the nation.
The farm bill has been implemented by the government for the benefit of the agricultural sector but farmers are not happy with the passing of the bill. The farmers of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have been protesting for the withdrawal of the bill. They worry about the end of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in the future and the dominance of private parties in the agricultural sector by the power of money.