The situation is a direct result of policy choices made by the government which has repeatedly talked of curtailing subsidies, minimizing intervention in governance, encouraging the private sector to run the economy, reducing public expenditure and – specifically – getting rid of the procurement and distribution system for foodgrains
The rally was jointly organized by three of India’s biggest organizations representing workers, farmers, and agricultural laborers
Government finances and policy need to be reoriented towards the people, away from corporate fat cats. The focus needs to be on providing jobs, addressing inflation, and lifting incomes and wages
These protest sites had become a home for these farmers. Now, they are returning home joyous, yet vowing to continue the fight and keep their union strong
On December 11, tens of thousands of farmers in India participated in a final ‘Victory March’ from the borders of national capital Delhi where they had been camping in protest for over a year
Since prime minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he has pushed an agenda to deliver Indian agriculture to the large corporate houses. But the farmers fought him then and continue to fight him now
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With the farmers’ protest in India completing seven months, tens of thousands organized to reiterate their opposition to the three farm laws. Mobilizations took place in at least 20 States and Union Territories in the country
On February 18, farmers across India responded to the nationwide ‘rail roko’ (stop the trains) call.
This was part of their continuing struggle against the three farm laws that were passed by the Narendra Modi led govt in September last year.
The police and local authorities attempted to evict thousands of farmers from a protest site in Ghazipur on Thursday. However, the attempt has strengthened the farmers’ resolve to continue the sit-in and led to fresh mobilizations as well
On January 26, which is celebrated as India’s Republic Day, tens of thousands of farmers rode into the capital New Delhi. Their demand: the withdrawal of three laws that were pushed through parliament in an undemocratic manner