Human Rights & Public Liberties

Human Rights & Public Liberties

Published on: 13 Jan, 2021

Angry farmers in India!

Published on: 2 December, 2020

Farmers are worried they could be exploited by agriculture reforms.

The laws seek to loosen rules around the sale, pricing, and storage of farm produce.

Farmers fear the new free-market system means they will lose government-backed minimum price guarantees.

They have tried to march on the capital, New Delhi, but were stopped by police using tear gas and batons.

So what are the political risks for the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

Presenter: Bernard Smith


Dipa Sinha – assistant professor of economics at Ambedkar University Delhi

Nikita Sud – associate professor of development studies at Oxford Department of International Development

RS Deshpande – agriculture policy specialist and the former director at the Institute for Social and Economic Change