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Maharashtra Government issues GR for Chhatrapati.Shivaji Maharaj Krishi Sanmaan Yojana 2017

Maharashtra has over 136 Lac farmers. The State government has announced loan waiver amounting to Rs 34,000 cr. It will see debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer being written off.

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

An Act to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome fo...

Author(s) : Ministry of Law and Justice GOI 

The Women Farmers' Entitlements Bill, 2011

A bill to provide for the gender specific needs of women farmers, to protect their legitimate needs and entitlements and to empower them with rights over agricultural land, water resources and other related right and for other functions relating thereto and for matters connected therewith.

Author(s) : Rajya Sabha 

The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2016

A bill further to amend the Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

Author(s) : Lok Sabha Secretariat New Delhi 

The Maharashtra Agricultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 1963.

APMC ACT, 1963.

Author(s) : Law and Judiciary Department Govt of Maharashtra 

The Protection of Plant Varieties and farmers’ Rights Act, 2001

An Act to provide for the establishment of an effective system for protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders and to encourage the development of new varieties of plants.

Author(s) : Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs GOI 

The Seeds Bill, 2004

This is a bill to provide for regulating the quality of seeds for sale, import and export and to facilitate production and supply of seeds of quality and for matters connected therewith.

Author(s) : Parliament of India GOI 

The National Food Security Ordinance, 2013

This is an ordinance to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people.

Author(s) : Ministry of Law and Justice GOI 

The National Food Security Act, 2013

An Act to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Government of India 

The Agricultural Biosecurity Bill, 2013

The Bill establishes the Agricultural Biosecurity Authority of India (ABAI) to protect plants, animals and related products from pests and diseases to ensure agricultural biosecurity.If a state government fails to take the required measures, ABAI can take necessary steps to eradicate or contain a qu...

Author(s) : PRS Research 

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Acts and Bills

Central and State legislations relating to agriculture and nutrition.