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11 November 2020
A Monthly Update on CCS Initiatives
Regulation for New Realities

Ja Farmer जी ले आपनी जिंदगी

In a two part series, our SO Basically series explains the two farms laws recently enacted.

In the first part we discuss how the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020 frees the farmer from the clutches of a highly bureaucratic system and allows them the freedom to sell to whomever they like, wherever they like, and at a price of their choosing.

Discussing the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the second part explains how, until recently, farmers did not have the freedom to sell their produce directly to buyers. The recently passed Farm Laws not only give more choice to farmers but also ensure that in a volatile line of business like agriculture, the farmer can get a steady income. Moreover, buyers can also have access to a consistent quality of products

Farm Laws under the Spotlight

Farm Laws under the Spotlight

We're pleased to announce the launch of CCS' podcast: Spontaneous Dialogue!

The recently passed Farm Laws have caused heated debate. In the first episode, we're joined by Dr Parth J Shah, President, CCS and Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, Founder, Loksatta Party and Foundation for Democratic Reforms, for a discussion on the current agri-reforms, and how they benefit our farmers.

To further understand these laws, the controversy surrounding them and the impact they could have, we conducted a panel discussion with Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow - Centre for Policy Research and Associate Professor - Sociology and Anthropology, Ashoka University. and Aneesh Jain, Managing Director, Gram Unnati Foundation moderated by Bhuvana Anand, Former Research Director, CCS.

This was followed by bringing together three farmer leaders; Chengal Reddy, Chief Advisor, Consortium of Indian Farmers Association; Anil Ghanwant, President, Shetkari Sanghatana and Mr Bhupinder Singh Mann, Ex-member of Parliament for a panel discussion, exploring farmers' perspectives on the new agriculture reforms.

Governance challenges in K-12 education in India

Governance challenges in K-12 education in India

There is limited research on the de jure framework for K-12 education in India, especially for private schools. Information on roles of state education functionaries for public and private schools is scattered.

Clarity on these roles is necessary to establish sharp lines of accountability. We dive in and examine the rule-sets for Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. We find that the government regulates private schools at multiple touch-points and the regulatory framework also lacks a systematic dispute resolution system with clear distinction between the disputants (parents, schools, and government).

Farm Laws under the Spotlight

Annual Report 2019-20

It is a privilege to present the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) Annual Report for 2019-20. We bring you this report under unusual circumstances. The Covid-19 Pandemic has drastically transformed the way we live and work today. CCS has continued in its efforts to further the ideas of choice, liberty and accountability amidst a global pandemic.

This report offers a glimpse into work that we do at CCS - which would not have been successful without your support. For this and more we are grateful.

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