3 Farm Laws |NOIDA International Airport |Current Topics

Government Repeald Three Farm Laws:

PM Narendra Modi has announced on November 19, 2021 to repeal the three controversial agriculture laws that were enacted on September 17, 2020. As per PM Modi’s assurance, “The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021′ to repeal three farm laws was passed by the Parliament on November 29,
Farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against these laws at the borders of Delhi since November 2020.

The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020

The purpose of this Bill was to allow trading of agricultural produce outside the existing APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) mandis.

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

There was a provision for contract
farming in this Bill. This law ould have empowered farmers for engaging with
processors, wholesalers, aggregators,
wholesalers, large retailers, exporters
etc., on a level playing field without
any fear of exploitation.

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020

This Bill was to deregulate the production, supply, distribution of   food items like cereals, pulses, potatoes, onion and edible oilseeds.

Status of Agriculture Sector in
of India:

As per Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation data, the share of GVA of Agriculture and Allied Sector to total economy in 2020-21 is 20.2%.
Almost two-thirds of Indian agriculture is rain fed. The small and exporters marginal holdings constitute almost 90% of our total agricultural land holdings.
The top 10% of the households are today cultivating almost 50% of India’s total cultivable lands whereas the bottom 50% are cultivating less than 0.5% of India’s cultivable lands.

Foundation Laid For Noida International Airport :

PM Modi laid the foundation Stone of Noida International Airport on November 25, 2021. It is an under-construction international airport being constructed near the town of Jewar in Gautam Buddh
Nagar (Uttar Pradesh).

About the Airport:

Noida International Airport is also
known as ‘Jewar Airport’ and officially known as Noida.

International Greenfield Airport:

This airport will be the world’s fourth
largest international airport and Uttar
Pradesh’s 5th international airport. It
will be Asia’s biggest airport.
The airport, the second international
aerodrome in Delhi-NCR, is expected
to be operational by September 2024.

It will be the country’s first net zero
emission airport in terms of environment. The airport will have an integrated multi-modal cargo hub to reduce total cost and time for logistics.
With six runways once all its expansions are completed, it will be India’s largest airport and among the world’s largest airports. It will be connected to the Yamuna Expressway, allowing domestic and international tourists to reach Agra,
Mathura and Vrindavan.

Noida Airport is being developed by Zurich Airport International.

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development.

Authority (YEIDA) will be the
implementing agency on behalf of
the government of Uttar Pradesh.
The airport is to be developed through a Public-Private Partnership model (PPP).
In the first phase, Noida Airport will be built on 1300 hectares of land at a cost of 10050 crore by the year 2024.

Noida Airport will have a capacity of
12 million passengers when the first phase is completed. The airport will handle 5 million passengers per annum (MPA) initially and up to 60 MPA to 120 MPA, after its expansion over a period of 30 years.