The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet is titled “Lessons of Wheat Trade Nationalisation”, published in April 1974, authored by Dr. A. C. Chhatrapati. The essay is an excellent exposition of the problems of state control over any sector in the economy. The essay can surely be a case study which includes both – conceptual wisdom backed by sufficient observational evidence. In light of the recent Farm Laws, this essay is nearly a perfect answer to the question “What are the hurdles for the growth of the agriculture industry?”. The author has dealt with variety of hurdles – the erratic control over trade by banning selling of crops beyond the assigned market, the inability of the government in providing substitution for the market system and the free functioning price mechanism and finally the problem of “bad means to achieve good intention policies” i.e. the problem of bureaucracy. This essay has passed the test of time in terms of the conceptual indications and in highlighting some of the problems with the Government machineries in India, that are existent even today.