In Chhattisgarh, the state cabinet has approved amendment in the mandi law. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday. The amendment bill will be put on the table for discussion in the special session of the assembly on Tuesday itself.
Citing the privilege of the Legislative Assembly, the Minister and officers have denied the information about the changes being made in the law. A senior state minister said that any information in this regard will be given only after presenting it in the assembly on Tuesday. The cabinet has also passed seven important proposals including the Vananchal Udyog Package.
According to sources, the government is going to amend the Mandi Bill No. 29. Through this, procurement is being made compulsory at MSP. Buying their produce less than the MSP from the farmer would come under the category of crime. It is being told that there is no provision in the Central Agricultural Amendment Bill passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. According to the central law, traders outside the mandi are allowed to buy crops at any cost.