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Explainer: Why are Indian farmers protesting the new agriculture laws?

The word "Bharat Bandh" has been almost eradicated by the political parties, ... until the BJP started privatisation

Explainer: Why are Indian farmers protesting the new agriculture laws?

The word "Bharat Bandh" has been almost eradicated by the political parties, ... until the BJP started privatisation

Explainer: Why are Indian farmers protesting the new agriculture laws?

The word "Bharat Bandh" has been almost eradicated by the political parties, ... until the BJP started privatisation

Explainer: Why are Indian farmers protesting the new agriculture laws?

The word "Bharat Bandh" has been almost eradicated by the political parties, ... until the BJP started privatisation

India has passed new agricultural reforms which have led to huge protests. Here's why the farmers are angry

What are the new agriculture laws?

In September 2020 the Indian government passed three new agricultural bills, sometimes referred to as the farm reforms. These are:

  • The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act
  • The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act
  • The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act
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