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I’ve a fairly long read coming up on the #FarmBills but just wanted to leave something for others to think here:

People are protesting to save a monopsony, they are resisting the move to bring more buyers and more markets even as the number of sellers (farmers) remain the same.
People talk about bargaining power, question for them; does more sellers add to the bargaining power or not?

Follow up question - what does more sellers do to the market power of large market participants?
Forget ideology for a second and just think about the new laws and evaluate them and the arguments against them on these two questions. It is that simple!
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Got this on Facebook.. Very valid points to ponder upon
#FarmBills
साधे गणित
सर्वात जास्त गहु कुठे पिकतो - पंजाब
सर्वात जास्त गहु कोण खरेदी करते - FCI
कोणाकडून - अर्थात मोठ्या अडत्या कडून
सर्वात मोठा अडती कोण -सुखविंदर एग्रो
सुखविंदर एग्रो कोणाची- हरप्रीत बादल यांची.
सगळ्यात जास्त गहु कुठे सडतो- FCI गोडवून मधे.
सडलेला गहु कोठे कामाला येतो - दारू बनविण्यासाठी.
सडलेला गहु कोण विक्री करतो आणि तेही अत्यंत कमी क़ीमतीत- FCI
सर्वात जास्त दारू कुठे खपते-पंजाब
अन्न प्रक्रिया खाते नेहमी कोण घेते -हरप्रीत बादल
असेच महाराष्ट्रात चालू आहे.
दारू कारखाने कोणाचे - काँग्रेस +राष्ट्रवादी नेत्यांचे
साखर कारखाने कोणाच्या ताब्यात काँग्रेस व राष्ट्रवादी नेत्यांच्या
साखर कारखान्यातून काय उत्पादन होते - साखर आणि अल्कोहल.
अल्कोहल कुठे वापरतात - दारू बनविण्यासाठी
असे हे साधे गणित आहे आले का लक्षात
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BHARTIYA KISAN PARTY Moves SC Challenging new Farm Acts on the Ground that It Violates the Basic Structure of Constitution of India
The Petition also raises the Question "Whether the parliament have power to make law on the agriculture produce, which is the pure domain of the State list-II"
The three Acts, 2020 completely violates the Constitutional norm as has been laid down by this Hon’ble Court in I.T.C. Ltd. Etc vs State Of Karnataka & Ors, 1985 SCR, Supl. (1) 145 and Kihoto Hollohan vs Zachillhu and Others, 1992 SCC Supl. (2) 651.
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#FarmBills Update
•Huge rally of farmers + Akali workers headed by Sukhbir Badal from Sri Akal Takht has reached Beas on its way to Chd.

• Crowd led by Harsimrat Kaur Badal has reached Barnala starting from Damdama Sahib.
•Third group headed by Prem singh Chandumajra from Anandpur Sahib is also on its way to Chandigarh.

•The memorandum will be presented to Governor in Chandigarh. Here is what memorandum includes-

“President should call session of Parliament to reject the bills.”
• Farm unions have extended their support to the Badals & have sent their people along to accompany Badals to Chandigarh. -Sarvan Singh

• Seeing huge rally heading to Chd, additional security & police has been deployed around Raj Bhawan Chandigarh.
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RS member Tiruchi Siva moves SC challenging:

-Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, 2020
-Farmers Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act
-2020 Amendment to Essential Commodities Act

#FarmBills2020
#FarmersProtest
They are challenged as illegal, wholly unconstitutional, stating:

- Acts deal with State subjects
- Acts take away basic rights and safeguards to farmers
-Acts are Anti-farmer
- Will pave way for cartelisation of agricultural produce

@tiruchisiva
@PWilsonDMK

#FarmersProtest
Farm Laws: Now DMK MP from Tamil Nadu, Tiruchi Siva, moves Supreme Court assailing the newly passed farm laws
#FarmBills2020 #FarmBills #FarmersBill @tiruchisiva @PWilsonDMK
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#FarmBills Update
•Harinder singh Lakhowal Gen Sec of Lakhowal Farm union-“Captain assured us that special session of Punjab Assembly will be called soon.

•The Farm unions will be meeting again on 7th.

•No political leader will be allowed to hijack the protests.”
•Vikram Singh Majithia said that resolution passed by Punjab Assembly on 28th Aug was never moved to Delhi. It was halted in Punjab deliberately.

• “Rajasthan has declared all of Rajasthan as Mandi & hence every Mandi will fall under APMC. Why hasn’t congress Punjab done it?”
• “We want entire Punjab to be declared under APMC like Rajasthan which captain Amrinder keeps running from. If Punjab Assembly session is called, we will push for this resolution.”
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#FarmBills Update
•Amrinder singh met 31 farm unions in Chandigarh today.

•Farm Unions have decided to boycott BJP after PM’s statement of not backing out on bills.

•Rail Roko continues for the 6th day. Farmers have put on black clothes today to protest the bills.
•Amrinder singh assured Farm unions that a Punjab Assembly session will be held soon to reject centre’s bill in Punjab.

• Amrinder singh assured farmers that he will lead their legal fight against the bills in Supreme Court.
•Farm unions asked Captain to check the misinformation campaign around protests which is targeted at defaming farmers. Farm unions unanimously assured Captain that protests will always be peaceful.
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Why Punjab & Haryana are agitated over the new #FarmBills

Thread:

In the last two years, close to 45% of all the rice and wheat procured by government agencies came from just two States -
👉Punjab (28.9%)
👉Haryana (15.9%). 👉M.P. was a distant third at 10.4%

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More than 75% of all the rice and wheat produced in Punjab and Haryana was procured by govt. agencies

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About 65% of Punjab's total farm output in FY19 was only rice and wheat.

For Haryana, it was 46%. These were the only States where the contribution of rice and wheat to total farm output exceeded 45% that year.

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#FarmBills Update
•Sukhbir Badal addressed another huge rally in Gurdaspur moments ago and repeated his speech again. He highlighted the contributions of Prakash Singh Badal. He also targeted Captain for burning tractor in Delhi by his ‘goons’. He said our movement is peaceful.
• Sukhbir said that Punjab won’t tolerate ‘Dhakebaazi’ that centre is trying to do based on numbers.

•He appreciated the message of Faroq Abdullah & hinted that JK might see SAD in elections.
•Punjab Youth Congress workers stage a protest against the farm laws near India Gate in Delhi. A tractor was also set ablaze. Some of them have been arrested as well. Image
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#FarmBills Update.
•Sukhbir Badal addressed a rally of at Ropar in Gurdwara Bhatha Sahib where he urged people to gather support.
•Sukhbir expressed sadness that BJP showed no respect for party that was part of alliance for 23yrs.
• He was joined in by Ex SGPC president. Image
•Dr Cheema while speaking at same function said that decision to split alliance has farm bills as reason along with Exclusion of Punjabi from JK official language list.

• Cheema warned Captain amrinder singh & called him out for his nefarious designs to make protests communal Image
•From Ropar Badal headed to Hoshiarpur where he addressed another rally of around 5000 farmers + party workers. Badal repeated his speech exposing captain’s 2017 manifesto & INC’s 2019 manifesto.

•Counting contributions, He urged people to gather for march to Mohali on 1stoct Image
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Is the new farm bill a sign of capitalism?

A hybrid. In keeping with India’s Colonial-Communist State which applies both selectively to further capitalism of the select and elect.
Capitalism on one side to favour big business, but socialism on the other to enable the Judges, Bureaucrats, Politicians and Police to launder black money.
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#FarmBills Update

Sarbjeet singh Pander (Senior Analyst Punjab Politics)
“Amendments can be brought even today if centre wishes. The thought is to Drag the protests along so that protests die down. Govt should not test it cuz one never knows where things go.“
Sarvan singh pander- Gen sec- Kisan & labour sangarsh committee Punjab

“Our protests are against the bills entire nation is protesting against these bills. We are told Modi hasn’t backed up on any bill ever so task ahead is huge for us. Nation can’t be distracted” Image
“This is wrong time for centre to play with our sentiments & Delhi knows that our harvest is up in few days, they are playing a waiting game but we will see how they will eat if we are not able to harvest due to protests. It will cause us loss for season but we won’t give up now”
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Update on #FarmBills

•Amritsar- Farmers protested against the Farm bills in a unique manner by going shirtless.

•Sangrur, Ferozpur, Jhandiala, Barnala have farmers camping on Railway tracks & protesting from last 48hrs. Image
•Jalandhar-Kisan Sangarsh Samiti sat in on railway tracks to protest. 15km of railway track was covered by farmers with sit in protests.

•Meanwhile a renowned Sikh has filed law suit against @RajatSharmaLive for calling farmers Khalistanis. Image
•The farmer unions have rubished the claims of being associated with congress or Akali Dal. They have challenged BJP members to enter the villages & have conveyed the similar challenges to INC workers.

•Farm unions have challenged agri minister to call upon a live debate.
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#FarmBills Update.
1. Sukhbir in Mukatadar Sahib reiterated that no one listened to him in parliament and that he opposed it all along keeping farmers in loop. “Delhi betrayed us”
Flashing INC manifesto he targeted Rahul Gandhi & Amrinder singh again accusing them of cheating
2. He challenged captain to make one Mandi system in Punjab by calling an emergency session of Punjab Assembly.

3. The 31 farm associations today observed the bandh in all parts of Punjab. The bandh was supported by every organisation in Punjab.
3. Manpreet Badal also hit out at centre and said that Agriculture is state subject and we don’t want intervention by centre as it has hampered our finances earlier as well. We will go to SC and we are in process of it. Manpreet singh Badal calked Badal a thug.
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Farmers in Punjab & Haryana have begun demonstrations as part of the #BharatBandh called to protest farm bills passed by the Modi government.

Track the farmers’ protest against the contentious agriculture bills passed by the Parliament.👇
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Shiromani Akali Dal's Bikram Singh Majithia attends a protest in Amritsar against recent #FarmBills.

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PM Modi says farm bills will benefit small and marginal farmers the most.

Track the farmers’ protest against the contentious agriculture bills passed by the Parliament here: bit.ly/3mSn7fp Image
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A thread of viduals which the mainstream media should cover.

Group of farmers protesting in Tamil Nadu

Protest by farmers against 3 farm bills in various parts of UP.
Farmers burn effigy of Narendra Modi to protest against the agriculture bills

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#Thread How are women farmers impacted by the new #FarmBills

Parliament passed 3 new Farm Bills
-The Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill
- Farming Produce, Trade, Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill
- Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill

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'Contract farming' rules with agri businesses w/o the intervention of middlemen hampers women farmers’ collective bargaining power at local mandis to ensure fair prices.
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Cutting out middlemen who also act as 'informal bankers' dries up an important source of credit for women farmers who have limited access to institutional credit. An Oxfam study in UP observed less than 4% women have institutional credit access.
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#FarmBills Update Sukhbir Singh & Harsimrat Kaur addressed a huge rally of 3500 farmers in Gurdwara Damdama Sahib today. In his 20 min speech Sukhbir targeted Congress & Centre. The historic speech was full of energy.

Here is what you need to know.
1. Complete bandh will be observed tomorrow in Punjab.

2. PRTC has said that no buses will run in Punjab tomorrow.

3. SGPC will keep its offices closed tomorrow.

4. Police associations & trade bodies will participate in the bandh tomorrow.
Here is what you need to know from speech
1. Sukhbir called out Giani Zail singh and Buta Singh in his speech & said that even they did not give up their chair.

2 He highlighted the role of Prakash Singh Badal in agrarian reforms.

3. He challenged Captian to undo bill in PB
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Union Agriculture Minister @nstomar: #FarmBills will bring revolutionary changes; Congress misleading farmers Image
Union Agriculture Minister @nstomar: Farmers can sell their produce to any buyer
Union Agriculture Minister @nstomar: Farmers will be able to engage in direct marketing
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Problem is the blind polarisation among the upper-crust - who refuse to see anything good in #Modi. Many had forwarded to me the clip of an MP criticising #PMCaresFund hailing her as the new start in parliamentarian. Same people not interested in #NirmalaSitharaman’s rebuttal.
2/n Similarly, not a word of condemnation for the pandemonium caused in #RajyaSabha (despite televised footage) by the opposition but all sympathies with suspended MPs protesting in the laws of Parliament House and lamenting the “death of democracy”. 3/n
3/n Same set of businessmen and industrialists who have been crying hoarse about labour reforms suddenly start talking like Trade Union leaders. Would love to see their reaction if the government withdraws the amendments in #LabourCodes 4/n
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#FarmBills Update. 31 Farm Associations of Punjab met today & have decided the following unanimously-
1. 25th Sep to be observed as complete Punjab Bandh

2. ‘Rail Roko’ to be started from 24-26th & if govt fails to undo the bill 1oct will be observed by blocking entry of trains
3. The Farm unions have urged Captain Amrninder singh to pass a bill in Punjab cabinet to bypass the Centre’s bill.

4. The black flag tractor rally was organised in Daakha, Moga, Patiala with over 50,000 people participating in it.
5. Farm unions have called for boycott of BJP members & have decided to not let any BJP affiliated candidate to enter villages.

SAD meanwhile has divided into two factions, with Dhindsa carving out ‘SAD democratic’ as new party (not approved by EC yet)
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A small #Thread on why the #AgricultureBills are essential!

मंडी में किसान अपना माल फैला कर एक कोने में हाथ बांध कर मज़दूरों की तरह बैठ जाता है!

और बार बार मंडी के दलाल से विनती करता रहता है - साहब, मेरे माल की भी बोली लगवा दो!

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दलाल: रुक जा, देख नही रहा, कितने लोग है लाइन में?

किसान चुपचाप एक कोने में बैठा, थोड़ी देर में फिर दलाल के पास जकर बोलता है, साहब अब तो देखलो!

तभी दलाल किसान पर एहसान जताते हुए आता है और एक मुट्ठी अनाज अपने हाथ मे लेकर बोलता है, “उफ्फ इस बार फिर सी ग्रेड का माल ले आया”.

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जो भी है साहब ये ही है!

ठीक है अभी देखता हूँ ,50 रुपये सस्ते में जायेगा पर ये माल.

जैसा भी आप सही समझो साहब!

थोड़ी देर में दलाल आता है और उसका माल उठवाता है!

“कुल 18 कुंतल माल बैठा है”

पर साहब घर से तो 20 कुंतल तोल कर लाया था...

Contd... 3/n
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Rajya Sabha passes the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill 2020.

Lok Sabha had all already passed it on 17th march 2020.

It seeks to amend the Aircraft Act, 1934. It regulates the manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, civil aircrafts, and licensing of aerodromes.

#RajyaSabha
15 sept 2020
Lok Sabha passes the Salary Allowance and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill,2020.

It seeks reduction of Salary and sumptuary allowance of ministers by 30%.

#LokSabha #RajyaSabha #Bills #salary
16 Sept 2020
Rajya Sabha passes the Institute of Teaching and research in Ayurveda Bill,2020.

The Bill seeks to merge 3 institutes into 1 institution by name of Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda. It declares the Institute to be an institution of National Importance.
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