The Supreme Court appointed three-member committee has submitted its report on the three controversial farm laws passed by the Centre in November last year.

The committee submitted its report to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover on March 19, confirmed one of the committee members to a news agency.

“The report has been submitted in the Supreme Court in a sealed cover envelope on March 19,” the committee member said.

The Supreme Court formed the three-member committee on January 11 when it placed the farm laws on hold.

The Supreme Court appointed committee comprised of agricultural economists – Anil Ghanvat, Ashok Gulati, and Pramod Joshi.

Farmer leader Bhupinder Singh Mann was also made one of its members, but he later resigned.

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The committee was formed to study the laws in detail and speak to all the stakeholders.

The Supreme Court appointed panel, in its report, said that around 85 farmer organisations have been consulted in the case.

However, the contents of the committee’s report are not known yet.

The committee in its report stated that it has consulted as many as 18 states including the States of Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka and others on the new farm laws.

The farmers’ organisations have been raising objection to the constitution of the committee and are firm on their demand of complete rollback of the three farm laws.

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The Centre in September last year enacted the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Multiple rounds of talks between the government and leaders of farmers have failed to break the impasse while the Supreme Court has ordered the committee to resolve the impasse.


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