Maharashtra to Set Up Cabinet Panel to Decide on Implementation of Farm Laws amid Oppn by Allies
File photo of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.
The Maharashtra Government on Wednesday decided to set up a cabinet sub-committee to take a decision on the implementation of the newly passed farm sector laws. The Congress and NCP, constituents of the Shiv Sena-led state government, have already opposed the new laws.
The sub-committee will hold talks with representatives of farmer organisations and suitable amendments will be made to the laws, a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office said. A presentation about the three new laws — Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Service Act and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act was made before the cabinet.
In another decision, the cabinet approved revised lease rent for 800 sq meter land provided to flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia's Vrindavan Charitable Trust in suburban Mumbai. The trust will be charged annual lease of two percent of land cost prevailing in 1976.
The land had been given on a30-year-lease to the trust which ends on February 1, 2021. The cabinet also allowed co-operative societies to hold their annual general meetings till March 31, 2021, in view of the coronavirus situation.
The Mahatma Phule Agriculture University will be given250 hectares of farm land belonging to the Maharashtra State Agriculture Corporation at Kashti village in Malegaon taluka to set up an agriculture science centre, it decided.