India: Controversial farm laws repealed after year of protests

The Indian government will repeal three controversial farm laws that resulted in year-long protests by hundreds of thousands of farmers.

Farmers from the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, where most of the country’s agriculture is concentrated and yields are high, have been protesting since September 2020, holding firm on their demand that the farm laws must be scrapped. The laws are said to leave them at the mercy of corporations by allowing an unregulated entry of private players into the farm sector and eliminating the minimum support prices the government sets for agricultural products every year.


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