Essential Commodities Act 1955 Current Affairs, GK & News

India Bans Export of all Varieties of Onion

Government of India have released a notification banning the export of all varieties of onions. The ban has been imposed three months after the central government made changes in the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Why exports have been banned? There could be two major reasons for imposing this ban- The wholesale price of the onion ..

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Bills Introduced in Lok Sabha to Transform the Agriculture

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar introduced – The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve introduced The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 ..

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Maharashtra Government Forms Panel to Fix Rates of Masks and Sanitizers

The Government of Maharashtra has decided to set up a panel in order to fix the reasonable rates for the purchase of masks and sanitizers. The panel will take stock of the demand and supply situation in the state and also consider the cost of production before deciding on a fixed rate for these items. ..

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Essential Commodities Act

The government has declared face masks and hand sanitizers as essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act to prevent profiteering from the demand created by COVID-19 pandemic. About the Act The Essential Commodities Act was passed in 1955 to control the ‘production, supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce, in certain commodities’ in the ..

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Revamping Food Laws

The Governing Council of the NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will look at the proposal of the NITI Aayog to reform the food laws. Proposals at the Table NITI Aayog has recommended the scrapping of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 framed during the era of food scarcity since it has become an ..

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