The recent agriculture related ordinance Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020 will nurture an eco-system where farmers as well as traders will have more flexibility. It would ensure barrier-free inter-state, intra-state trade and commerce even outside APMC notified markets.
As we know that agriculture is a State subject, and the Union government ideally has no powers to make a legislation to deal with the dynamics of agricultural production, marketing and processing. Can the ordinance withhold the scrutiny of the SC? Even if it does, shouldn't it be left to states to legislate on the same?