This Act means to bypass the state-level APMC Acts and can hence be referred to as the
APMC Bypass Act . This Act limits APMC’s jurisdiction to the APMC ‘market yard’. Outside
of the market yard, entities are free to transact in agricultural produce.
Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 : This Act provides that the stocking
limits are not prescribed except when prices go up 100%. Hence big businesses can pile
up huge stocks without any restrictions and manipulate the market as well as the price.
Services Act, 2020 : This Act enables contract farming to the detriment of marginal
farmers and there is every danger that the corporates will grab the lands of the farmers.
The fear and apprehensions of the farmers are very genuine. Cartelisation is possible.
Hence it is the duty and responsibility of the Government to address their concerns.
We urge upon the Government to take urgent measures to resolve their demands.
We call upon our unions and members all over the country to participate in supportive and
solidarity programmes in this regard.
It is unfortunate that the Government instead of resolving their genuine concerns amicably
are adopting a negative attitude. Hence the All India kisan Sangarsh Coordination
Committee has decided to continue their struggle. Their fighting spirit is a great
inspiration, motivation and lesson to all of us. Now, they have given the call for Bharath
Bandh on 8th December, 2020 and they have appealed for support from everyone.
Already various organisations, trade unions and political parties have extended their
support. 10 Central Trade Unions viz. INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA,
AICCTU, LPF, UTUC have extended their support. Today, leaders of the following 11
political parties have issued their joint call to support the struggle.
1. Sonia Gandhi, President, INC
2. M K Stalin, President, DMK
3. Sharad Pawar, President, NCP
4. Tejaswi Yadav, Leader, RJD
5. Farooq Abdullah, Chairman, PAGD
6. Akhilesh Yadav, President, SP
7. Sitaram Yechury, Gen. Secretary, CPI(M)
8. D Raja, Gen. Secretary, CPI
9. Dipankar Bhattacharya, Gen. Secretary, CPI(ML)
10.Debabarata Biswas, Gen. Secretary, AIFB
11.Manoj Bhattacharya, Gen. Secretary, RSP
From AIBEA, we extend our total support to the struggle and Bandh on 8th December,
2020. We call upon all our units and members to undertake the following solidarity
programms on 8th December, 2020:
a) Support campaign through Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.
b) Display of placards before Bank branches
c) Badge Wearing ( with demands or plain black ribbons)
d) Participate in the local demonstrations, rallies, etc. arranged at various