New Delhi. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central and Uttar Pradesh governments on the demand of all purpose mills to implement the three agricultural laws. Along with this, the court has ordered these petitions seeking to implement the law to be attached for hearing along with other petitions pending on the issue of agricultural law. Two flour mills Ramve Foods Limited and RCS Roller Floor Mills Limited of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh have filed a petition in the Supreme Court in support of the agricultural laws. The petition has demanded that the central government and Uttar Pradesh government should be directed to implement the three new agricultural laws.
On Tuesday, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued these notices. Earlier, advocate DK Garg supported the law saying that roller-floor mills are big steak holders of wheat. Wheat roller floor mills use 30 percent of the total production. They demand that all three new agricultural laws should be implemented.
Demand for representative in committee constituted by court
The petition states that there are around 2000 roller floor mills in the country which produce flour, maida, semolina and bran on a large scale. These mills are major consumers of wheat. It has also been said that they are big stake holders of agricultural produce, so the committee constituted by the court should also have their representatives. So that the difficulties and grievances of those who support the law are considered. The petition noted the flaws in the existing system that farmers and traders in most states are forced to spend up to Rs 150 to 200 per quintal.
The law interests both farmers and petitioners
Wheat procurement may also be out of the market after the new law comes into force. The food processing industry, as the petitioners are, will be able to buy directly from the farmer and this will save unnecessary costs. The interests of farmers have been preserved in the new laws. There is a provision of giving the amount of food grains to the farmers within three days and if not, farmers can complain to the SDM or the concerned authority. The laws are in the interest of both farmers and petitioners.