The Lok Sabha has passed three bills related to the agriculture sector, on reforms, contract farming and to amend the Essential Commodities Act.
The aim of the bills is to effectively divide the agriculture sector into two:
production and post production.
With the country becoming self-sufficient and surplus in various crops, the idea is to help the farmer improve income by giving him the ability to sell directly and anywhere.
Here are five reasons why the bill has met with opposition.
First Published: IST