All for farmers, will study Bills: Tomar

All for farmers, will study Bills: Tomar

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister.

Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 20

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today said the Centre would examine the Bills passed by the Punjab Assembly and take a decision in the “best interest of farmers”.

Tomar said the Modi government had taken several measures for the welfare of the farmers. “To ensure they are able to operate freely and get better price for their produce, Parliament enacted three historic Acts.”

Matter may reach SC, say legal Experts

Legal experts feel that the controversy over the farm laws is likely to end up at the Supreme Court. They say there is a need for clarity on the authority that can pass Bills regarding subjects on the concurrent list.

“I am confident that the Acts cannot be compared. We will examine the Bills passed by Punjab and take action keeping in mind the best interest of farmers,” the minister said.

Officials say whenever states pass such laws (on matters on the concurrent list), these are sent to the Home Ministry for scrutiny. “The judicial wing of the MHA then consults the Law Ministry after which these Bills are sent to the President for assent,” an official said.

Senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan said: “If the said Bills are covered under Entry 14 of the State List under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, the state is entitled to enact the laws. However, if Punjab is claiming its legislative competence under Entry 33 of the Concurrent List, the Bills will have to be sent to the President.”

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Nitish throws down gauntlet to PM Modi: ‘Not contender for any post but those who came to power in 2014, will they be victorious in 2024?’

Nitish Kumar challenges PM Modi: 'Those who came to power in 2014, will they be victorious in 2024?'

After taking oath as Bihar CM for eighth time, JDU supremo d...

Nitish Kumar wanted to become Vice-President of India: Sushil Modi twists the JDU-NDA break-up tale

Nitish Kumar wanted to become Vice-President of India: Sushil Modi twists the JDU-NDA break-up tale

BJP fields Sushil Modi, a long-time confidante of Nitish and...

Domestic airfare caps to be removed from August 31: Government

Domestic airfare caps to be removed from August 31

Aviation Ministry had imposed lower and upper limits on dome...

Justice UU Lalit appointed 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice UU Lalit appointed 49th Chief Justice of India

New CJI will have a brief tenure of less than three months

Prophet remark row: SC clubs and transfers all FIRs against Nupur Sharma to Delhi Police

Prophet remark row: SC clubs and transfers all FIRs against Nupur Sharma to Delhi Police

A bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala also extend...

Cities

View All