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Bengal worries about bill fallout on PDS source -Pranesh Sarkar

-The Telegraph Laws to hit procurement, say officials Calcutta: Three farm reform bills passed by Parliament recently may play havoc with the public distribution system in Bengal as the state government’s procurement programme is likely to get affected because of entry of big players. The Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill...

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Sahitya Akademi award winning lecturer turns farm labourer

-PTI/ The Telegraph Navnath Gore, who received the Yuva Puraskar for young writers in 2018, is now working odd jobs to make ends meet after he lost his contract to the lockdown Pune: Till March, Navnath Gore was a lecturer in a college in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, but the lockdown took away his contract job and reduced him to a farm labourer. Gore, 32, a resident of Nigdi, a village in...

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Why Are Many CAG Audits For FY'19 Still Not in the Public Domain? -Himanshu Upadhyaya and Abhishek Punetha

-TheWire.in In the last few years, there have been considerable delays in the tabling of audit reports for states – a problem whose blame is to be shared by both the elected state government and the national auditor. The global pandemic has impacted democratic life and institutions, with assembly sessions getting shortened or delayed in many states in India. In the first nine months of the year, we have witnessed 47 audit reports...

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25 Laws Passed by Parliament in MoNSOon Session and What You Should Know About Them

-The Leaflet The rate of passage of Bills per day was. 2.7 Bills, which is the best rate till now. THE MoNSOon Session of the Parliament came to an abrupt end on September 23 following the rising number of COVID-19 cases. The session began on September 14 and, after 7 days of functioning, was adjourned sine die. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi said that the productivity of Lok Sabha was approximately...

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Quixplained: What are the farm bills, and why are farmers concerned?

-The Indian Express As many as 31 farmers’ organisations are to fight collectively against these Bills, and the first agenda on their common programme is the ‘Punjab Bandh Call’, slated for September 25. Farmers in Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against three farm reform bills — The Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, and The...

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