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250 Million – The Essential Farmer’s Protest

250 Million – The Essential Farmer’s Protest

Tasnim Razzak

Farmers in India were not impressed with the new laws placed and are currently protesting the notion. Find out more about the situation and its effects on farmers.

Agriculture is an important aspect of India’s economy. It can be considered as important as it is since it supports more than half of the 1.3 billion inhabitants of India. However, over the last couple of decades, the farmers who once accounted for one-third of India’s GDP, gross domestic product, not only account for 15% of India’s GDP.

New Reforms

Farmer bill 2020
Farmer bill 2020

Since September 2020, farmers in India have been protesting laws that were enacted by the government. These laws will prevent the government from purchasing crops at guaranteed prices making farmers exploited by corporations that would purchase their goods at low prices. The farmers are primarily worried that the lack of assured prices will leave them in a tight spot if private corporations do not pay them enough to continue supporting their job. “We will lose our lands, we will lose our income if you let big business decide prices and buy crops,” said Gurnam Singh Charuni, one of the main leaders of the current protests against the government.

A major alteration due to the laws is that farmers are now permitted to sell their crops directly to private buyers. “Farms have general demands but the government of India, they don’t want to give them their own benefits,” said Parminder Wander, a farmer who farms in Surrey but has familial relations who own land in Punjab. Although this can be seen as a great way to expand business for these people, the majority of farmers sell their produce to wholesale markets at assured prices to the government.

The Indian Government’s Say

Governmetn response

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farmers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farmers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these farmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

Protests For Agricultural Rights

A farmers right

As tensions are rising among Punjab and the Indian government, B.C. politicians are asking for a level of calmness between the farmers and government. The Punjabi farmers are having many protests in Punjab and Haryana states which have resulted in many casualties for the farmers who have been inflicted with tear gases and water cannons from police forces. “Everybody has the right for peaceful protest and scenes that I’m seeing … that right to protest is being muffled,” said Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh. Thousands of irate farmers are heavily protesting these new reforms.

They even made it as far out to the national capital in an attempt to pressure the Indian government to expel the new agricultural laws. However, they were forced to stop by police who blocked them. This led to quarrels with both sides clashing against each other; police used baton charges and such to prevent them from entering the city while the farmers retracted by using their tractors to clear concrete and containers meant for shipping.

In an attempt to stop the protesters from entering the capital via trains, the Delhi Metro suspended certain services. However, this led to traffic jams on highways as vehicles were now being checked along the state borders. Any attempt to negotiate a deal between the two parties involved has proved to be futiles as farmers are determined to protest until the government extinguishes the reforms which have become known as the anti-farmer or pro-corporation laws among opposing parties. As farmers are still protesting and the government is still refusing to roll back these reforms, both sides are determined to have their way.

“We are fighting for our rights. We won’t rest until we reach the capital and force the government to abolish these black laws,” said Majhinder Singh Dhaliwal, a leader.

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The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

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The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

The Indian government has said that they have formed these laws to reform agriculture by giving farers the right to market their crops and produce to buyers from all around thus increasing their production through investment in corporations. Additionally, the government also has said that the current mandi system will continue to be implemented however, farers are reluctant to trust their word for it. The laws which have ensured financial stability for these frmers for decades are now being altered so that farmers are now required to fit the needs of private corporations.

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