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Farmers protest in India

Discussion in 'Asia-Pacific Politics' started by Stevicus, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Stevicus

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    Farmers mass in Indian capital ahead of Republic Day protests | Reuters

    Apparently, they're protesting laws which benefit large, private buyers at the expense of producers. The protest comes a day before the Republic Day military parade.

     
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    Farming reforms are badly needed in India, but I am not sure whether the new laws will help or hurt. The farmer's unions are controlled by high caste landowners who don't want marginal farmers or corporates to enter their cartel, while the govt wants to bring in corporate cronies who support their party with funds. Nobody is really on the right side here.
     
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    Protesting farmers return to camp after storming Indian fort (apnews.com)

     
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    I hear that the BJP has cut out the middleman between the farmer and the buyer which means that the farmers aren't paid a minimum support price; surely this allows farmers to set whatever prices they want ?
     
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