Assured MSP for 23 crops will lead the country to bankruptcy: SC panel member Anil Ghanwat

Farmer leader Anil Ghanwat, a member of the Supreme Court-constituted panel to study three agricultural laws, said the demand for raising the minimum support price for 23 crops, if agreed, would leave the country bankrupt. While the Center has announced its decision to withdraw three agriculture laws, farmers in Delhi are unwilling to end their … Read more

Action unlikely to be taken against protesters until agricultural laws are repealed

On Saturday, a day after the Prime Minister announced the repeal of three controversial agriculture laws, police kept a strict vigil on farmers’ protest sites. People aware of the matter said action is unlikely until the upcoming session of Parliament, which begins on November 29, when the government may repeal the laws. Farmer groups are … Read more

Agrarian protest: it was the controversies galore as the ‘toolkit’, the ‘movement’ entered the political jargon

As well as controversies over agricultural laws, climate activist Greta Thunberg and pop sensation Rihanna made their way to India’s prime time debates and words like ‘toolkit’ and ‘movementist’ entered the Indian political lexicon. As farmers protested the enactment of three agricultural laws and set up camps at entry points into the national capital from … Read more