Punjab Farmers Protests Explained

Hundreds of thousands of farmers predominately from Punjab and Haryana have descended upon the outskirts of the Indian capital, Delhi to protest against agricultural reforms that were ratified by the Indian state in September.

The controversial reforms deregulate the sale of crops at the Mandis (traditional regulated markets) where farmers are guaranteed a MSP (Minimum Support Price), leaving them at the mercy of the big corporations and large private buyers.

Check this short-animated video below by Prince Singh to help better understand these laws and what they mean for farmers.

Published by Ricky Panesar

PR & marketing guy, enthusiastic blogger...

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: