Four Private Members Bills likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

Minister of State for Railways Danve Raosaheb is scheduled to make a statement regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Eighth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways on "Passenger Reservation System of Indian Railways.

Govt aims to pass more bills in RS amid opposition protests

According to the list for business for Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021, which seeks to amend the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Customs Act, 1962, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, the Trade Marks Act, 1999, and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001.

Long Overdue

The agriculture sector has been crying for reforms for decades. These Bills resurrect a 1991-moment to finally liberate Indian agriculture and promise a win-win situation for farmers, consumers, start-ups as well as corporates. If in the process, APMC and mandis become history, only the middlemen and rent-seekers will shed tears.