Know It All About Why The Farmers Of India Are Protesting

written by Diksha Kapoor | September 17, 2020

We are regularly seeing the news of the farmers protesting in the country for their right, against the new ordinance passed by the government, but not many know why the farmers are against this new ordinance. Let’s dig deep into the matter and see why the farmers are not up for this new ordinance by the government. The farmers are demanding a rollback of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. Know It All About Why The Farmers Of India Are Protesting The opposition and many farmer unions have threatened to protest till the controversial ordinances are withdrawn. "The protest will be indefinite if the ordinances are not withdrawn. We will go to New Delhi and will be compelled to take extreme steps. The farmers are already stressed and are committing suicides every day. If these ordinances became law, they will destroy agriculture," Sahab Singh, leader Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), said. ALSO READ: MANINDER BUTTAR’S ‘SAKHIYAAN’ TO BE A PART OF BOLLYWOOD Besides the farmers, the commission agents are also opposing these ordinances. They also fear that the new laws will bypass their business and they will be rendered jobless. Know It All About Why The Farmers Of India Are Protesting The farmers want the old system to remain intact due to a variety of reason. The biggest reason is that they avail finances from the commission agents to sow the crop and return it when the product reaches the market. The farmers fear that once the private grain markets are established, the traditional grain markets will become history. The farmers will have to depend on corporations and private firms.

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