March 30, 2023

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After a year of peasant struggles, India repealed the land reform laws

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India would withdraw three land reform laws after a year-long struggle by farmers.

In a televised speech, Modi confirmed that the laws would be repealed by the end of this month. “We have failed to convince some farmers that, no matter how hard we try in the parliamentary session starting at the end of the month, we will end the constitutional process. According to Sputnik, all three agricultural laws must be abolished.

A year of series of struggles

Farmers are protesting against a special law in the agricultural sector enacted in September last year, which has killed dozens of farmers and injured hundreds in a series of rallies and protests.

The Indian government says the laws will increase rural incomes and reform the unskilled agricultural sector, while farmers say the proposed laws will allow private companies to remove restrictions on the purchase and pricing of food grains.

Small farmers say the changes will put them at risk for competition from the department head and eventually lead to a loss of subsidies on basic commodities such as wheat and rice.

The government says reforming the sector, which accounts for about 15 percent of the $ 2.7 trillion economy, represents new opportunities and better prices for farmers.


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