Sector Specific Report (Agriculture) l July 2021

The most talked-about three Farm Acts of 2020 are passed by the Parliament to realise the vision of the Indian government to “double the farmer’s income”. As per the 2011 Census, almost 55% of the Indian population is engaged in agriculture and allied activities and the majority of them are in poor and stressed conditions. Thus sustainably transforming the Indian agriculture sector is the need of the hour. For this, the central government has exercised its power of law-making enshrined under entry 33 of the concurrent list of the Indian Constitution to make laws related to the “trade and commerce” of agricultural produce including edible oils, cotton, jute, etc.