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The Supreme Court-appointed committee to study the three new controversial agricultural laws has submitted its report to the apex court on 19 March 2021 in a sealed cover, one of its members said on Wednesday.

“We submitted the report on March 19 in a sealed cover. Now the court will decide the future course of action,” one of the members of the committee, Pramod Kumar Joshi told the sources.

In January this year, the apex court suspended the implementation of the farm laws passed by Parliament in September 2020.

As per the committee’s official website, the panel held a total of 12 rounds of consultations with various stakeholders, including farmers groups, farmer producers’ organizations, procurement agencies, professionals, academicians, and private as well as state agriculture marketing boards. The panel also held nine internal meetings before finalizing the report.

The panel members held their first meeting on January 19 and decided to set up a web portal for farmers to help them share their opinion on the new farm laws. The members have spoken to 85 farmer organizations and other stakeholders to find the solution to the deadlock that has been continuing for more than four months.

The content of the report has not been revealed so far. The court will hear the matter on April 5.


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