India should consider repealing its highly controversial farm laws4 min read 22 Feb 2021, 10:44 PM IST
Wider choice for farmers does sound good but a close look at the enactments would show why their fear of exploitation is real
India’s three new farm laws, enacted in September 2020 with little public or parliamentary debate, have attracted enormous global interest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government described the measures as a gift to farmers, but farmers in several Indian states, led by smallholders in Punjab and Haryana, have refused to accept them. Sustained and highly polarizing protests have followed.
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