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PB/4A/7.00

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY (CONTD.): Sir, you want to have the entire power of declaring whether a commodity is an essential commodity or not. Now, this power is vested with the Central Government by virtue of this enactment. I think, at times, there will be conflict, if the State Government is of a different political party and at the Central level, some other political party is at the helm of affairs. So, due to this, some sort of confusion or conflict or contradiction is bound to be there. I request you to clarify this issue.

The other point is regarding free movement of agricultural produce. However, I will not deal with it elaborately at this moment and I expect answer from the hon. Minister on this aspect during the discussion on agrarian distress. But I would like to say that though there are no restrictions as far as agricultural produce is concerned, but even today farmers are facing problems while transporting their produce. We need a clarification on this point as well. What exactly is the status now?

The next point is regarding the Schedule (Section 2A). Certain items like yarn, cotton, etc., are brought into this Schedule on par with foodstuff, fertilisers and other things. We need some clarification as to how all this has crept into it. Why do you want to include this aspect into this Schedule?

With these words, I conclude. Thank you. (Ends)

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Thank you, Sir, for your kind indulgence. I have no audacity to suggest to the hon. Agriculture Minister that 'scrap this Act totally'. But I want to humbly make certain suggestions and to share certain apprehensions.

As usually said, Sir, 'the Government that controls the least, serves the best.' And, it is also said that 'Way to hell is paved with good intentions.' Any Government, which brings some kind of control through any kind of mechanism, -- it may be Essential Commodities Act or it may be any other kind of Act -- put some kinds of restrictions which have usually a kind of penal penalties clause and which creates trouble. Earlier Governments have also been keeping it, as it was pointed out. It was during those days of controls, during the war days when the British were ruling us, when things were scarce, sugar was not available, cloth was not available, kerosene was not available, many other things were not available; control was even imposed in England itself, which was being bombarded daily by Nazis. It is an outcome of that historic past that some kind of Essential Commodities Act has come up. The earlier Government had it; the present Government is also having it. In earlier Government, as has been pointed out, there was a conference of Chief Ministers of States, -- there were only six; all the States were not represented; they might have called all, but only six might have turned up -- the Planning Commission was also consulted and the objective was basically to ensure free movement of agricultural produce because farmer is the backbone of the country. And, it was felt that as there was no freedom to him to take his produce wherever he wanted to sell them at the best price, at the best bargain. Hence, the anxiety of the Government was that free movement of agricultural produce should be ensured and the restriction on the movement of all agricultural commodities should be removed. Hence, in 2002, eleven commodities were deleted from the list; in 2004, three commodities were deleted from the list; now, our hon. Agriculture Minister, in 2006, through this amendment, is deleting another ten of them. I appreciate. The more the deletion, the better it would be. (Contd. by 4b/SKC)

4B/7.05/SKC

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (CONTD.): As has been pointed out, Inspector Raj takes place whenever there is control because such kinds of control mechanisms prove to be an engine of oppression and breeding ground for corruption. It has been like that everywhere. The person who suffers most is the poorest of the traders. The Essential Commodities Act is hardly invoked against big trading houses, public sector undertakings or private undertakings. It is the poor person, who is selling products in the villages, that some Inspector goes and threatens and gets money from him. If he does not pay, a case is registered. And, registering of a case is a terrible thing against him. It is non-cognisable, non-compoundable, non-bailable and the punishment is draconian. Only that man knows the agony who has gone through this and who has been harassed through this.

Therefore, my request to the hon. Minister, who is so large-hearted and kind-hearted, would be, to ensure that the penal provisions of this Act are not exploited by petty Inspectors and other persons and it does not act as an engine of harassment.

Another point, which has been rightly pointed out by my illustrious predecessors is, public distribution should be a corollary whenever you enforce any kind of Essential Commodities Act; because, then it becomes the bounden duty of the Government that they rightly ensure the supply of basic essential commodities. Essential commodities, as its phraseology says, are those commodities on earth, which are essential for the survival of the common man. It may be wheat; it may be rice; it may be kerosene oil; it may be sugar; it may be salt; it may be any kind of thing, which is essential for the survival and living of the common, poorest of the poor man, whom we call daridra narayan. Those products should be under the Essential Commodities Act. There, you have put in petroleum and petroleum products. You have already got many kinds of Acts under your control, by which you control petroleum and petroleum products, and they are virtually the monopoly of the State; whether you keep it under the 'Essential Commodities' or not, it does not matter.

Another thing about which I would like to make a submission is this. Our Agriculture Minister is known as a man who is a champion and messiah of farmers. He must ensure that these restrictions do not adversely affect the farmer, who is the real backbone of the country. His interests must be protected.

Another point that I would like to submit is, any kind of Essential Commodities Act, whether you have one type of commodities here or other commodities there, does not, in any way, contribute to the production of those commodities. That is one thing. Also, it does not contribute to bringing down their prices. Their prices are controlled by mechanisms of demand and supply and by the amount of production. So, that is a very different aspect, which we need to take care of.

Another point, which has been already submitted, is some kind of consultation mechanism must be there with the States, because they are the ultimate users and ultimate authority to take action on Government restrictions. Now, which commodities must be included? You have now included seven commodities. What is the rationale behind including them and what is the rationale for not including other commodities? This should be done through some kind of an expert mechanism, some select committee or some kind of consultation with the States. It is for the Central Government to decide what mechanism should be there. But, some mechanism should be there. And, I feel assured that under the able leadership of our Agriculture Minister, this would be rightly looked into; many points and apprehensions which we have put forward would be properly taken care of and this would remain only an umbrella legislation, which is not used when the weather is good, but which is used only when there is torrential rain and flood or there is a hailstorm. Otherwise, it should not be used as a common piece of legislation.

Thank you very much, Sir, for bearing with me. (Ends)

(Followed by 4c)

HMS/PSV-KSK/4C/7.10

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ) : ָ, ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ ֿ ו ֤ ֯ ײֻ ֋ , ִ ֮֟ ֵ֤ օ ׿ֵֻ כߕ և ֮֯ , ִ ֮֯ ֻ ֻ֮ ׮ֵ ֻ ֟ , և ִ , ִ ָ ִ , әֻ֮ և ָ ֟ , ָ ֯ ? , כ ָ , ֯ , ׮ֵ ָ ֯ ֋ ָ և ׿ֵֻ כߕ ֋, օ

ָ ָ և Ù ֲ ֮֯ Food Safety and Standards Bill, 2005, as passed by the Parliament, ױ և ֮ ֻ , ݵ ? ײֻ ݵ ׿ֵֻ כߕ ֮ ֤ ֯ ױ ݵ ? ָ ֯ ׻ִֵ ޛ ׻֋ Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Authority Bill ׻֋, ׻֋ ֯ National Jute Board Bill, 2006 ߛ ׻֋ Seed Bill, 2004 , ӛ ֛֮ ֣-֣ 3 և Ùכ . The Standing Committee found that none of these commodities faced any shortages, and did not find any reasons to include these. It recommended that the list should include only those commodities that faced hoarding, blackmarketing and shortages and that could not be addressed through normal trade channels. It noted that including commodities in the schedule merely to ensure 'quality' cannot serve any purpose.

Number two, the Central Government can notify any other commodity as an essential commodity for a period of six months. It can extend this period any number of times. The Committee has recommended that in case of extension beyond two years, the Central Government should be required to inform Parliament of the steps taken to restore normal supply of that commodity.

Number three is that the procedure for notification is not specified.

֮֮ ӡ , ߮ ߕ, Ù؛ , explanation ײֻ ֲ ֯ ־ֲ -- ָ ֮ ֯ ־ֲ ֵә ׿ֵֻ כߕ , ִ ֮ ߕ , ֤ ֱ ڛ ִ ֜ ֣ ֮ ֤ , ״ֻꅠ

, ֯ ֮ ֻ ֻ֮ ֮ߕ ָ פ֮ , ו֮ ֕ ֮-߮ ߕ ָ ֻ ֛ ׮ֵ , ײ֮ ָ ִ֮ ָߤ פ ֛ כÙ֮ , , ֲ פ ָ ָ "ֵ ָ֕" ֮ ֛ ֪֮ ֛ , ֛ כÙ֮ ָ ֛-֛ ֕ ֻ ֻ֮ ׮ֵ ִ֮ ֕ ֟ ָ֕ ֟ ֟ ֋, ֟ ֋ ִ֮ ִ ֯ ֋ ׮ֵ , ו֮ ß֮ ָ , וִ֮ Australian Wheat Board , Adami, Olam, Kargil India ITC FCI ֲֻ ֻ ָߤ כ ֮ љ ֻ ָߤ cess ֛օ ֕ ֮ ֈ 껛 ؛ ָ״ֿ֮ ״ֻ? ֵ֤ ָָ , ו ֯ ߮ ָ ָ֯ , ָ ֛ ֛ ׯ֔ ֻ ִ ֜ ִ ֜ ׮ֵ ߬ ׸ ו ָ ڛ , , ֻ ָߤ , FCI ו ִ ָ ֻ ָߤ , ֤ ֻ ָߤ , ֻ ؛ ֕ ִ ֜ , ו ߬ ָ ִ ֮֟ ָ ֛ ֿ ֯ ׮ֵ ָ ݵ֮ ֮ ֻ ? ָ ֯ ֲӤ ֋, ڛ-- ڛ ֲֻ֟ ? ڛ ױ׮ֿ֮ ? ֤ ֮ ִ֮ ? ָ֬ ָ֯, ֮ ։ ֻ , ߮ , ָ ѓ ֻ , ׮ֵ ׸ ֮ ֈ ָ ֲӤ ? (4/000 ָ ֿ:)

4D/klg/7.15

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (֟) : ֮ ִֵ ָٙ Ù ڛ , ִ ֜, ִ֮ ״ֻ֮ פ כӛ ֯և ֟ , ו ߴ֟ ֜ , ָ և ? ֵ֤ ָ ָ ו ֕ ױ ָ ֮֯ ֲӤ և, ִ 1,000/-֋ , 1,100/-֋, 1,200/-֋ ֋օ ֕ ָ ֯ ׻ ֲ ֯ ׻ ֯ ֮֟ ֻ ֣ , ֣ ִ ֜ , ߕ ִ ֿ ֯ ß , ֮ ֮ ָ , ֯ ׮ֵ

, ֣ ֿ ָ ָ֯ , ָ ָ֯ ֛ ָ֯ , ֕ כ ֻ ֻ ִ , ֻֻ֮߮ ֮ߕ ֲֻ ׬ ֲ֕ ׻֋, ׻֋ ֯ ֮ ׸֮ , ָ֯ ֻ֟ , ָ֯ ָ ֻ, ׮ֵ ֋ ָ֯ ֟ ִ ָ ֋ , ֋ ו ִ ֮֟ ָ ֛ , ָ֯- ָ ֛ ׻֋ ֯ ֮ ָ פ כÙ֮ , ֓ , ֯׸ ִ ״ֻ֟ ָ

, ָ Ùև ڛ , - ־ָ , - ֮ ִ ֮ ִ ֮֮ ֤ ֓ ֛օ ־ָ , ִ ֕ ־ָ ֮ ִ ָ ָ ֯ ֲӤ ֋, ֲӤ ֮ ߕ ִ ֵ֤ ֵֻ כߕ ֮ ָֆ Ӥ ֋, ֲӤ ֋ Ù , ִ ֮֟ ֵ֤ ֵ֤ ֤ ֯ , ֤ օ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

ӡ ֣ ֳꌟ ִֻ, ֪ ־ԕ׮ ׾ָ֟ ӡ ( ָ ־ָ) : ֳ֬ , ֵֻ כߕ ָ ß־ ֤ ִ֮ ָ ִי ־ ֋ ֣ ֣ ֮ פ , ֮ פ ֤ ֮ ִ ָ ףֵ օ ֟ ֌ ִ ֤ ו֮ ߕ ־ֿ , ߕֻ֮ ߴ֟ ָ ֲֻ֟ , ֮ וִָ ָ ָָ , ֕ ָָ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ֟ ֤ וִָ ו֮ ָ , , ד֟ ִ ״ֻ֮ , ־ָ כ ֟ , ִ ֕ ִ֮ ִõ ֮ ֟ , ֵ֤ ָ ֤

, ־ֻ ֵ ֵ, ꌵ Ӳ׬֟ ־ֻ ײ כÙ֮ Ù ֲ֕ , ָָ וִָ ִ ֵ , ָ ײ כÙ֮ Ù ׻֋ ־ֻ , ֋? 4/ ָ

AKA-SK/4E/7:20

ָ ־ָ (֟) : ֮ ָߤ ֛օ ֕ ֮ ָߤ Ù , ֳ ָָ ֺ , ָ ֮ ֳ , ֮ ׸ãןֵ ֕ ָ ִ֮ և , ֻ օ ֟ ֓ ֻ ֤, ו֮֟ , ֮ օ ߴ֟ ֵ և, ֵ֤ ֮ Ӥ ߅ ָ, ׯ֔ ֻ ־ã , ־ã ײ ֮ ֮ ӛ , ֮ ֛ ָ ӟԟ ӛ ו֮ ָߤָ և פ ֟ , ևָ֬ ֱ ָߤ , ָߤ ׬ָ օ ֳ ֕ , ߱ ״׮Ù , ؙ ״׮Ù , ָ ״׮Ù , ֣ ָ ָָ כ כ֮ ֵ ֮ ־ָ ֻ ֙ , ֮ ֕ ִ ֮ ֱ ֮ , ׻֋ ֮ ׬ָ פ ֮ ֮ ־ָ ָ ׬ָ ָ ֤־ ־ֿ ִ ֻ֮ ӛ ֻ ֮ , ׮ֻ֮ ־ֿ ָ ׮״֙ 22 ֕ ָ ֮ ß ߅ ֕ ״׮Ùי ׮ֻ ָ ֻ ֲ ֮ ֮ ֕ , ָ ָ ָָ ߴ֟ 650 ֋ , 670 ֋ ׻֋ ָ 670 ֻ ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ , ֟ ֓ ֻ ӛ ֻ ֋ , ֮ Ӿ ֻ , ֮ ֮ , ֤ ״ֻ, ֯ Ù և, ӛ ֓ ֵ ֕ ߴ֟ ״ֻ֟ , ߴ֟ ״ֻ֮ ֵ ß ִ֮ ֵօ ֮ ֟ ָ, ֣ ֣ ָ ֟ ײ כÙ֮ ָ וִָ , ׻֋ 16 ״׻ֵ֮ ָߤ , ָߤ , 9 ״׻ֵ֮ ָߤ ֮ , ָ ָָ ֮ , ֕ ָָ ֮ օ כӛ ֯և ָ ֓ և, ָ ֣-֣ ײ כÙ֮ וִָ ָ ָָ ָ ֤, ֻ ׸ïײ֙ ֤, ֻ ׸ïײ֙ ָ ָָ , ָָ , ָָ ׻ , ֮ ׻ ׻֋ ־֮Դ פ , ִ ֤ ֻ ן ָ ֻ , ן should not be at the cost of the farmer. ן ָ ֻ ׻֋ ־֮Դ ָ ֤ ϲӬ ִ֕ ָ߲ , ׻֋ ײ֛ ֜ Ӥß ֛ ײ כÙ֮ ֕ ״ֻꅠ ֕ ֤־ ־ֿ ָ ֤־ ָ ֮ ֤־ , ֮ ֻ ߴ֟ ״ֻ, , ֳ ֮ ״ֻ ֋օ ֮ ֮ ֮ ֻ ֮ , ֮ ָ PDS ָ ָ PDS ֲ֕ ֮ ָߤ ָ ֮ ߅ PDS ֲ֕ ָ , ֳ ָ߲ (4f ָ ָ)

SCH/7.25/4F

ָ ־ָ (֟): ߛߋ וִָ ײֻ և ִ ׿ֵֻ כߕ ד֟ 滵 ָ ֲֻ ֮ ׻֋ Ӥß , ֿ ꅠ Ӥß ָ , ֕ ָ ֮ ־ֿ ׻֋ ֺ ׿ֵֻ כߕ ֤־ ֵ ֋

ִ֤ ֕ ָָ ׮ ϵ ֋ , ֟ ֓ 21 և, 2001 ߱ ״׮Ù և և , וִ ֳ ֕ ߱ ״׮Ù ־ ן׮׬ ״ֻ ִ ָ֮ ֟ ֵ ָ ˵ ד֟ ߴ֟ ֯ ׻֋ ָ ו֮֟ Ù֮ , Ù֮ ׻֋ ֮ ־ֿ ׻֋ כ ֮ ־ֿ , ו ׻֋ 11 ߱ ״׮Ù ָ և ֣ ִ ָ ָָ ӓ סֵ ״ֻ ֵօ ״ֻ ß־ ָ ֟Դ֮ ׿ֵֻ כߕ ֤־ ־ֿ , ִ և ׮ֻ ֮ וû֮ ֋ ֮ ־ֿ

ִõ֋ ָ , ֕ ָו ִõ և ָ ׸ãןֵ ׮֯֙ ִ ׻֋ ־֮֬ ֮ ־ֿ ־ וû֮ ־ֿ ָ ֳ ߓ ֟ ִ ן ԅ ִ ֳ ׻י ֙ ߱ ״׮Ù ֳ ׮ִֻ כߕ̮ ׻ֵ ֕ ָָ ָ ֻ ֟ ֿ ׻Ù ׿ֿ

֟ ִ ֟ ִ և , ו֮ ֕ ׸ãןֵ ִ ֮ ־ֿ , ֈ, ָ Ù֮ ֮ ־ֿ פև ֕ ׮ֵ ׬ָ , ׻֋ ָ ֮ ־ֿ ?

ָߕ և , ֕ כ ׮ֵ ï ֮֮ ׸ãן , ׸ãן և և ׿ֵֻ כߕ , ָ Ù֮ ֮ ֟ , ֟ ־ֿ , ֕  ׮ֵ ֮ ָ ֟

ã֮ , , , ꮮև , , ã֮ ָ ֕ ֙ ׸ãֵ֟ ָ֕ , ׮ֵ ָ ֤ ֕ ׮ֵ և ӛÙߕ ֯ ׸ãן ãן ָ և ׿ֵֻ כߕ ֻ ֟ ו ß ָ ֻ ָ , ß ֬ ֮ , ׻֋ և ׮ֻ ֮ ־ֿ

֕ ֯ ֤ , ׻֋ ӲӬ Ù֮ ֮ ־ֿ ? ֕ ׮ֵ ֮ ־ֿ ֲ ֲ ֤ , ֮ ߴ֟ , ׻֋ ִ ־ֿ ֮ ֮ ׻֋ ֋

ֵָ ӛ Ù߻ , ָ Ù֮ ֮ ־ֿ , ָ ־ֿ , ָ ָ ־ֿ ߕ , ִ ׻֋ ֋ ֮ ־ֿ ׻֋ ֻ ׮֮ ß ֮ ִ ֵ ֮ ß ִ ? ݕ ֤ ָ ׾ֿ ָ ֆ ߴ֟ ָ כ֮ 4g ָ ֿ:

-YSR/MCM-VKK/4g/7.30

ָ ־ָ (֟) : ִ ֲ ׸ãן ָ ߕֻ֮ ߴ֟ ָ ״ֻ֮ ׻֋ ֮ ־ֿ ׻֋ ִ ״ֻ ֵ ׻ִֵ ӛ ׻ִֵ , ֕ ָ ֮ ־ֿ ֛ ֮ ָ ӯ ֛ ָ ִ ָ ֮ ִ ״ּ -֮, ִ ִ ׻֋ ֮ ִ ֮ ֤־ ִ ֮ ֮ ׻֋ ֮ ָ  ׻֋ ֛ ־ֿ  ָ߲ ָ߲ -׸ֻ ׻֋ ִ ־ֿ ֕ ïخ ״ֻ ָ Ùӕ ָָ ïخ ״ֻ ֮ ֤ ִ ָә ֤ ֮ ֮֮ ׻֋ ׻֋ -׸ֻ , ֲֻ ޛÙ ֮֓ ׻֋ ֤ ׻֋ ֮ և ִ ׻ֵ seed or food crop, ָ ־ֿ , -֙և, ִ ֟ ֱ և ו֮ ֮ ־ֿ ׮ֻ֮ ִ ֵ ו ־ֿ ָ ֮ פ ֵ ִ foodstuff including edible oil, oilseeds ӛ ֻ ִ ֮ פ ֵ ֟ և - ֟ ָ ֻ , cereals , ֻߛ , ֲ և , Ù ָ ֮ ֮ ־ֿ , ִ ֺ ߕ ִ ֻ֟ ִ ׸ãן פև ָָ Ӥ ߅ ׻֋ ָָ ָ ֮ ־ֿ ָ ־ ӓ ֕ ܵ סֵ ָ ָָ 2002 ؙ ׮ִֻ ֤ ֕ ָ™, ֮, , Ù ֻ, ֕ã֮ ܵ סֵ ֕ ׸ãן , ׸ãן ֕ ׬ָ ־ֿ , ׸Ù ָ ָָ ֲ ׸ãן ֕ ָָ ײֻ ׬ָ և ֻ ꮙ וִָ , ִ ֵ֤ օ ִ ׸ãן ֕ ָָ ׬ָ ־ֿ ׻֋ ־֮֬ פ ו֮ ֕ ׬ָ ֮ ß־ ָ ָָ ָ ָָ סִӛ ן ֕֟ , ו ֵ ֿ ִõ և, ׸ãן ָ ֮ ׻֋ ֮ ֕ ָָ , ו ִ ֤ ָ ־֮֬ ֋

֟ ֻ֟և և ֱ Ù ֲ֕ ־ֿ ֟ ֓ ֻ כߕ ָ և , ߴ ָ ׮ֳԸ ֻ ״ֻօ ߴ ֲָ ֵ ֣ ׮ֵ Ӥ ֵ ָ ָָ ֱ Ù ֻ ֲ ֱ Ù ָ , Ӥ ֲ ִ֕ ֟ ָ ߴ֟ ָ ֣-֣ ָ ׻ֲָև֮ ָ ߴ֟ ׮ֳԸ ãן ׮ֵ , ׮ֵ ߴ֟ ׸ãן , ָ ָ ־ָ , ָ ׯ֔ 10 פ , 15 פ ׿ ֓ ߴ֟ ָ (4h ָ ֿ:)

SC/7.35/4H

ָ ־ָ (֟) : ָ ׯ֔ פ ָ ׸֟Ԯ ֵ, ߴ֟ ֜ ߮ ә꿮ֻ ߮ ִ ָ , ָ , ߮ ߴ֟ ֜ ߅ ׸ãן ֻ ֲ , ָ֬ ָ ׮Ե , ׻ ׮ֵ ֤־ , ̸֧֕ ֟ ֮ ׻֋ ָ ß־ פ ֯ ײֻ , ׸ãן ֕

( ֳ֯ן ߚ߮ )

ִ ׻֋ ֮ ָ, ꇮ ֮ ־ פ Ӆ ߛߋ ̲֕ ֟ , ָ ־ֲ פ ן׸ ֋֯ ߆ևԯ ָ ־ֿ ֟ ֕ ׸ãן ֵ ̸֕Ӥ֕ ׯ֔ : ֻ ֋֯ ߴ֟ , ״׮ִִ ֯ և , ִ ָ , ֋ ָ , ֋ ָ , ֻ ֋ ָ - ֻ ֓ ֋ ϵ օ ߴ֟ ָ ֮ - ֤ ߴ֟ ׻֋ ϵ וִָ ָ ָָ ֮ ָ ֻ, ֕ ָ ֮ ־ֿ ׯ֔ ӓ-: ֻ ꌵ և ֵ֜ Կ և ֤־ օ Ù ־֮Դ ֻ , ִ ֤־ ֵ ֛ ָ ָָ ׻ֵ ֛ ָ ָָ , ָ ֮ ־ֿ ׻֋ ֕ ָָ ѱߛ ִ ָ ־ֿ ִ֟ ֕ ׸ãן , ָ ֻ ָ ָ߱ ߕ̮ , ֤, ָ ꌵ ָ ֤, ָ ֱ Ù ̲֕ ֤ ָ ӛָ ֕ ֋, ׸ãן ֤ ֓㋿֮ ָ ֮ օ ֮ ֕ ָָ ѱߛ ӲӬ ֋, ֤ ׾ פ֮ Ù ־֮Դ ֟ , ָ ֟ ֵ ֵ ִ ֮ ӓ-: և , ִ֬ ָ ־ֿ ֛ Ù ־֮Դ ָ ֕֟ ׬ָ ׻֋ ָ ו֮ ֕ ָ ָ , ָ ֯ ֵֻ֟ ֕ ׸ãן ׻֋ ֮ ־ֿ , ׬ָ ֻ ָ ׻֋ ָ ײ כÙ߲֮ ָ , ֮ ֕ ָ ִ֮ ֮ ָ ֕ ָָ ׬ָ Ӆ ֕ ָָ ׯ֔ -߮ ֻ ֛ ֮ ָ ֻ , ڛ ֵ, ֱֻ ׻֋ ֱֻ ֕ ֻ כ ֕ ָָ ִ֬ ־֋ ֯ ָ ֮ ָ ֮ ־ֿ , ־ ..׮ ֤õ פ ָ ׿ֵ֟ , ֓ ִֵ ֲ ֕ ־ ײֻ ߓ ֋, ֲ ֮ , ֕ ֤ ָ ֤ ֲ ߴ֟ ֜ ֵ ֯ ָ ֮ ִ օ ֮ ִ֣Ԯ , ֲ ִ ָ ֟ ֟ ִõ , ֲ ֮ ֛

(4 ָ ֿ:)

MP/4J/7.40

ָ ־ָ (֟) : Ӳ ִֵ ׻֋ ָ ֮ ־ֿ , ׻֋ ָ ־֮֬ ָָ ֮ , , : ߮ ָ פ : ߮ ִֵ , ֮֜ ׬ָ ָָ ֮ ֣ , ֕ ׮ֵ , әֻ֮ ָ ָ ֲ֕ ã֮ ־ֿ , consistency ֮ continuity ֮ ֮ ׻֋ ו֮֟ ֮ ׸ãן , ָ ֮ ־ֿ , ׻֋ ֕ ָ ־֮֬ ֵ

֮ ֿ ֱ ӓ-: ֕ ߱ ״׮Ù ֵ ֵ , ֟ ֓ ݵָ ֕ ߱ ״׮Ù ֵ ֵ օ ֤ Կ ָ ֮ , ֕ ָָ confidence ־ֿ ־ פ , ֕ ָָ ֿ ׾ , ָ ultimately ֻ וִָ ֕ ָָ ֲ ֕ ָָ וִָ , ֕ ָָ ̸֕Ӥ֕ ֮

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ ӛ ָߤ , ֟ ֓ ָ ׸ãן և , ֕ ãן ֮ ־ֿ , ֮ ׻֋, ֮ ׻֋ ֵ ָָ ֣ , ֕ ָָ ֣ , ׻֋ item ֮ ֋ ֮ ֮ ־ֿ , ׸ãן ֤־ ֵ , ãן exemption ־ֿ

, ָ ֵֻ֟ ֵ - ׻֋ þָ , ־ֿ , ׻Ù ֮ ־ֿ , ָ ־ ֵ ֤ ִ֮ ֟ Mines & Minerals Development Regulation Act ײ ָ ֮ ׬ָ ָ ֮ ־֮֬ , ׻֋ և ״׮Ù ֮ ־֮֬, ֻ ־֮֬ ־ֿ , ׻֋ ׮ֻ ָ ־ֿ ,

ָ, ָ ָ ־ ֕ Industrial Development & Regulation Act ָ, ָ دϙ ָ ־֮֬ , ֻ , ׻֋ ׮ֻ֮ ִ ֵ

ָ, ָ , ׸ãן ֤ , ֤ ִ֮ ־ֿ , ï ֕ ֟ և, ֮ ָ ׾ָ֓ , ָ ֟ ֓ ֲ holding ִ ִ , ִֵ ָ ָָ Ӥ , ׬ָ ֕ ָָ ׬ָ ֕ ָָ ӡ ָ ֮ , ֻ , ָ ֲָß ֟ ִ ׻֋, ׬ָ , ׾֬ ֮ ִ֬ ֺ , ׮ֻ֮ ִ ֵ ָ ָ balanced approach Essential Commodities Act ָ ֮ ϵ ָ ָָ ִ֬ ֵ , ׾ ֤ þן ִ֣Ԯ օ (ִ֯)

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : ֳ֯ן , ï™ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֌־ פ, ײ 16 ״׻ֵ֮ ꌵ , 9 ״׻ֵ֮ 7 ״׻ֵ֮ , fix up , , ֮ ָ֕ ֤ ״ֻ - ֲֻ֟ ִ֟ ꌵ և ָָ ֵ , ֲ ֵ , ָ ֻ , ֲ ׌ ֮֟ (4 / ָ ֿ:)

ASC-RG/7.45/4k

ִ֤ Ͼֻ (֟) : ֲֻ֟ ֮ ֻ ִֵ ײ כÙ֮ Ù ׻֋ ָָ ״ֻ, ֕ ֟ ״׻ֵ֮ , ָ ״׻ֵ֮ ֋, ײ כÙ֮ Ù ֛֛֋ ֮ ״ֻ ֋ ױ ָָ ߅ ־ ֠ ָ ß perpetual system , ו ִ֬ ֟ ״׻ֵ֮ ֤ ֛օ , ֲ ֻ , ֲ , ֮ ֤ , ֤ , ׻ , ו ָ ײ כÙ֮ Ù ֮֓ ׻֋ ֋ ?

ָ ־ָ : ֳ֯ן , ָ ߬ ֟ ו Ӯ ו ꌵ ׻ ָ ־ֿ ״׮ִִ ֯ և, ֮ ֕ distress , distress sale ֮ ֮֓ ׻֋ MSP ßֻ ֱ Ù ֲ֕ , ײ כÙ֮ ָ וִָ , ֮ ָ ֮ , ָߤ ײ֛ ײ כÙ֮ ֻ ֮ ָ ֮ ߅ פ , ֮ ꅠ ֤ ֮ ߠ ֟ ָ ָ-ָ כ֮ , ִ remunerative և ״ֻ֟, ֛ ִõ , ָ֕ Ӥ֕ ? (ִ֯)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The question is:

That the Bill further to amend the

Essential Commodities Act, 1955, be

taken into consideration.

 

The motion was adopted.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, we shall take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clause 2 was added to the Bill.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In clause 3, there are three amendments (Nos.3 and 5) by Shrimati Brinda Karat and amendment (No.4) by Shri Moinul Hassan. Mrs. Brinda Karat, do you want to move the amendment?

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Yes, Sir.

Clause 3: Insertion of new section 2A

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Sir, I move:

3. "That at page 2, line 9 be deleted."

"That at page 2, lines 12 to 16, for the words "not exceeding six months to be specified in the notification: Provided that the Central Government may, in the public interest and for reasons to be specified, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend such period beyond the said six months. "the words "that the Central Government may think proper in consultation with State Governments" be substituted."

 

ֳ֯ן , ֤ ֮֟ ֟ ִֵ ֲ և ֜ , ֲ ֟ ؓ֟ hoarding ֮ ֜ , ִֵ ָָ Essential Commodities Act dilute ӿ֮ և ָ, ֟ ӿ֮ ֋ , Essential Commodities Act dilute ׻֋ ֮ ֤ߵ ӡ ָ ־ָ ׸Ù ֲ Ù Ӥ ãן , essential commodities ? , , ֟ ֋ ֟ ֋, ױ ֻ֟ ? ׻֋ ָ-ָ ׸Ù ִֵ ֯ ֟ և ֱ ֯ ֮ ߙ ָ , essential commodities ֮ ? ߮ ָ essential commodities ֮ ? ָ, ֮֯ ֮֯ ײֻ ׾ָ֯ߟ , ׻֋ ֮ ֙ ָ ï™ , ֯ ׻֋ ֮֯ ׻ essential commodities ֯ ֤ ֮ ֟ ֟ פ , և ָ , ֲ֮ ִֵ ߕ essential commodities ܵ , ֻ֟ , ׻֋ ָָ ׸ꮛ ֲ ߅ ߕ ףֵ ָ ֯ ֻ֟ ִ֟ և ֕ ֵ֕ ֈ ֱ ֟ , essential commodities ֮ ֛ߋ ָָ ܵ , ֛ ָ ӲӬ ֮ פօ ־ ־ָ ו֋ ֙

(4L/NBָ ֿ:)

-ASC-NB/TDB/4L/7.50

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ (֟) : ׻֋ , ָ ִ ׮־ ָ power , ֮ ׻֋, ֮֙ ׻֋ þָ ֮Ԥ ָ ֮

The questions were proposed.

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY: Sir, with your permission, I may be permitted to make a statement. Sir, Madam Sonia Gandhi called a meeting of the Chief Ministers. In that meeting, they made a representation. What she has stated now is also very clear. A wrong message will go. I will tell you, Sir, on that day, the Chief Ministers had made a clear representation to Madam Gandhi saying that because of the change in the Essential Commodities Act, all these things have happened. They cannot control the prices. A wrong message will go now. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN: Sir,...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No, no, there is no debate on that. ...(Interruptions)... ֯ ׻֋, ׻֋

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, he has already spoken on this.

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN: Yes, Sir.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You could have brought that point during the course of your speech. ...(Interruptions)... You have already spoken. ...(Interruptions)... Why do you want to speak again? ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN: Sir, I would just like to make only two new points.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Okay. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL)Sir, I am not repeating what I have already said. I would like to ensure it that I would not repeat those points which I have made earlier. My two points are these. The first point is regarding the removal of some commodities from the list. My point is, there may be, at times, non-availability of these commodities. This is number one. Price-hike may take place, in this regard. Why do we need to remove frequently some commodities from the list of the Essential Commodities Act? So, I would like to request the hon. Minister to keep it intact in the Essential Commodities Act. Not only that, it should include other articles in this list also.

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ : Ù؛ ֯ ֤

ֵָ : ֤ , ֤õ Ù؛ ֤ , ֤õ

ֳ֯ן : , ӡ ֮ ו֋

ָ ־ָ : Ӥ ֛ ׾ִ֮ϟ ִ ִ ׻֋ items ־ֿ , drugs, fertilizer, foodstuffs, including edible oilseeds and oils, hank yarn, petroleum and petroleum products, raw jute and jute textiles, seeds of food-crops, jute seeds and seeds of cattle fodder - ֳ important items ֮ ִ items ו֮ ֕ ־ֿ ֟ - ֕ coal ָ ־ֿ ֟ , iron and steel ָ ־ֿ ֟ , automobile spares ָ ־ֿ ֟ , ־ֿ ֟ , ֮ ־ֿ ׻֋ ָָ ׬ָ ׻֋ - page 2 line 9 be deleted. և 9 ָ ֮ delete ׬ָ ׻ֵ , add ׬ָ פ ֺ ֛ item add פ ־ֿ , ֻ ֮ ֻ֟ Ӥ ֮ ׻֋ delete ׬ָ ֲ delete ׬ָ , ֣-֣ add ׬ָ ׻֋ ֟ ָָ ׸ãן , consumers ׻֋ ִ , ̸֕Ӥ֕ ִָ֤ ִ , ׾ ֤ פ֮ ׻֋ Ӥ ףֵ ֯ ָ insist ֟ ׸

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : ï™ ָ overriding power ֌ essential commodity ׻Ù 4M/AKG ָ ֿ:

AKG-KGG/4M/7.55

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ (֟) : ִ ֯ consultation כ ? ֯ ï™ ֯ ָ ֮ ו֋, amendment ָ ... (־֮֬) ...

ֳ֯ן : ָ כ ֟ ו֋ No more debate on this.

SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA: We are not debating, Sir.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: It is debate only!

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : , ֮֯ ָ ֯ ־֮Դ ָ , ֯ ׸Ù ֯ ֯ consultation process ꅠ ֯ ֟ ו֋

ָ ־ָ : ֯ ־ , þָ ׻֋ ׿ ָ ָ amendment ֵ ,

That at page 2, after line 9, the following be inserted, namely, -

"in consultation with the State Governments."

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ׮֋,

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : ָ, , , ֮ !

ָ ־ָ : Ù ־֮Դ consult ־ֿ , ָ ־ , þָ ׻֋ ָ , ָ ֳ ־ֿ

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : amendment ָ Ӥ ... (־֮֬)

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: "Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), the Central Government may, in consultation with the StateGovernment, if it is satisfied that it is necessary to remove...", let him say that!

SHRI SHARAD PAWAR: It is said that....

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: No, that is in the next consultation, it comes in clause (3).

ֳ֯ן : ֟ !

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : ָ, ߕ

ִ֤ Ͼֻ :ֳ֯ן , Ӯ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֟ ֯ ֵ֤-֮ ֮ , ִ ֕ ָָ ״ ֟ amendment þָ , ֲ ֯ ֕ ָָ confidence , consultation , ֯ ֵ֮ ֮ , ו֮ execute , ִ ֻ ֋օ

ָ, ִ ָ ֟ ֳ֯ן , Mr. Poojary has just now said that some Chief Ministers met Mrs. Gandhi. I do not bother about... (Interruptions)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: The Chief Ministers' views, he has mentioned. We are concerned about it. But the NDA Government did a wrong thing... (Interruptions)

ֳ֯ן : ֯ כ

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : ָ, , ֱ ï™ amendment ֯ accept "in consultation with the State Government", I want it to be made very clearly, at least for my own satisfaction, does it include consultation with the State Government regarding clause 2A(2) to remove any commodity from such schedule? That is all I am asking.

SHRI SHARAD PAWAR: As far as the Amendment (No.4), namely,

That at page 2, after line 9, the following be inserted, namely, -

"in consultation with the State Governments" is concerned, I am ready to accept and it should be treated as an official amendment .

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: That is in clause 3, not in clause 2, Sir.

SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA: Sir, I have a pointed question. ֯ ִ ֻ ֟ , ֮֯ ֮ ֵ֟, ָ ߓ ָ ־ֻ ֵ ... (־֮֬) ... ־ֻ important ׻֋? ײֻ ׻֋ ֵ ֵ 29 ֤ Ù ߱ ״׮Ù ӱ , ָ ־ֻ 2002 ֛ߋ notification ָ , ו ָ և ֜ ֟ ָ ӱ ֵ֤ ֵօ 2002 notification withdraw ׻֋ ֯ ײֻ ֋ ӡ ֈ assure ֤ և ֜, և ֋, ֻ ߴ֟ ֋? assure ? ָ , ֮ notification ָ և ֜, ֮ ֻ֟

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