NEW DELHI – India will repeal the three agricultural reform laws that have sparked nearly a year of mass protests by farmers. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a surprising turnaround. “We will begin the constitutional process to repeal all three laws in the parliamentary session that begins at the end of this month,” he said in a speech to the nation.
This is why Indian farmers are angry
by Hartosh Singh Bal
The laws rejected by most Indian farmers were aimed at unlocking state price control, in an attempt to open the doors to heavy investment by large companies that would thus contribute to an injection of capital to achieve the goal promised by Modi. that is, to double India’s GDP by 2024. The majority of farmers saw in the reform only a maneuver to destroy small farmers, creating further unemployment in favor of big business.