ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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India’s Contract Farming Act

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 is an important legislative landmark in the context of Indian agricultural policy. The major concerns relating to the adoption of the contract farming system in the Indian context are proposed to be resolved through the enabling legislative measures proposed in the act. This paper critically examines the various provisions contained in the act to assess its potential in mitigating the key concerns of adopting the CF practice in India.

Mapping the Narrative of Environmental Law

Development of Environmental Laws in India by Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021; pp 367, $41.99.

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 and Judicial Interventions

The signifi cance of enacting the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 is highlighted. The failure of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 to control excessive judicial intervention and undue delays in the arbitration proceedings are explained to establish the context for legislating the Arbitration Act, 2015. The instances of excessive judicial intervention in arbitration are analysed and supported with relevant judicial decisions. The role of the Law Commission of India in revamping the arbitration law is also highlighted.

A Half-baked Attempt at Revamping Environmental Law

The Environment Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 is a major policy attempt to make structural changes in environmental governance. But the bill fails in bringing any change to the institutional mechanism for enforcement of the law. Moreover, the bill attempts to introduce a monetary penalty for environmental damages, which is not in consonance with the well-established polluter pays principle.

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