A new paper by Sectoral Working Group 9 (Indigineous Peoples and Local Communities) lead Kamaljit Sangha sheds light on the ongoing farmers’ protests in India and provides critical analysis of the current situation.
The current crisis in Indian agriculture warrants solutions, but in consultation with farmers and related institutions; unlike the imposition of Farming Reforming Bills passed by the Indian Government on 20-22 September 2020. The three recent Government Farming Reform Acts i.e. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act; and Essential Commodities Act, have caused frustration among millions of farmers, farmworkers, and the general public since September 2020, and the government fails to understand farmers’ perspective—agriculture is their heritage, not a business. [Read more…] about The biggest peaceful protest against corporations in human history – Daring farmers of India