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Evaluate the constitutional right of freedom of trade for Indian farmers. Do you think their freedom to market their produce at a place of their choice has been compromised in the country? Discuss.

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4. Evaluate the constitutional right of freedom of trade for Indian farmers. Do you think their freedom to market their produce at a place of their choice has been compromised in the country? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu 

Why this question:

The question aims to evaluate the constitutional right of freedom of trade for Indian farmers and its true realization in the country.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the issues farmers have been facing in realizing their constitutional right of freedom of trade.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by discussing importance of Freedom for farmers to trade their produce.

Body:

Indian Farmers sell their products at Local Market, APMC, and MSP. Explain in what way the Essential commodities Act, 1955 and APMC Acts of States are the major reasons for the decline of rights of Farmers to sell their produce at the price of their choice. Mention the difficulties faced by farmers initially, acts hindering their marketing freedom. Suggest solutions to address the issues.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.