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Farm Laws and the Fallout: Perspectives and Viewpoints

Farm Laws and the Fallout: Perspectives and Viewpoints
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In late September, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to three "Farm Laws", or the "Agriculture Bills" which went on to shake the world's largest democracy to its core as farmers feared these laws could impact their livelihood - one that is often termed the largest source of livelihoods in India. As much as 70 percent of the country's rural households still depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood.

Farmers set out for the capital New Delhi on November 26 with a slogan – "Delhi Chalo" which translates to "Let's go to Delhi". A lot has changed since then, but what hasn't changed - the perseverance of farmers to protect their interests and the farm laws themselves - is catalyzing a change in India that reminds its citizens of the power of their voice and reflects on the global sentiment of change after the last couple of years saw massive protests in every corner of the world. In the Live Discourse, we aim to accumulate all perspectives on the farm laws and the fallout that followed, to help readers get a better sense of what's next for the sector that is the largest source of livelihood in India.

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Farm Laws and the Fallout: Perspectives and Viewpoints - Centre agrees to farmers demand of decriminalising stubble burning: Tomar

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Updated: 27-11-2021 16:27 IST Created: 30-01-2021 09:03 IST

4:27 PM Appealing protesting farmers to end their agitation, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said the Centre has agreed to their demand of decriminalising stubble burning.Tomar, in an official statement, said the other demand of farmers was to have a discussion on the minimum support price MSP and crop diversification.Read the full article here

1:05 PM Compensation for the farmers who lost their lives, withdrawal of cases registered against farmers during the protests and other issues of farmers will be on the agenda in the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) meeting, said Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday.Read the full article here

6:51 PM Prime Minister Narendra Modis announcement on Friday to repeal the three contentious farm laws is expected to end the year-long confrontation between the government and the farmers during which, according to leaders, more than 700 people died.The laws raised concerns about the abolishment of the minimum support price MSP guaranteed by the government on select crops and leave farmers at the mercy of big corporates.Since these laws were promulgated, thousands of farmers gathered at Delhis borders demanding their repeal, pushing the SAD to quit the NDA government at the Centre.Read the full article here

5:55 PM Prime Minister Narendra Modis announcement on Friday to repeal the three contentious farm laws is expected to end the year-long confrontation between the government and the farmers during which, according to leaders, more than 700 people died.The laws raised concerns about the abolishment of the minimum support price MSP guaranteed by the government on select crops and leave farmers at the mercy of big corporates.Since these laws were promulgated, thousands of farmers gathered at Delhis borders demanding their repeal, pushing the SAD to quit the NDA government at the Centre.Read the full article here

5:27 PM In a surprise announcement on Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would repeal agriculture laws that farmers have been protesting against for more than a year, sparking celebrations for what farmers called a hard-fought victory. Modi's decision is a significant climb-down for the combative leader and comes as state elections in politically important grain-belt states loom.Read the full article here

5:19 PM Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had always spoken in support of the three contentious farm laws, was guarded in his response to the announcement of their withdrawal saying the decision was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and there cannot be any reaction to this.The PM has elaborated that the laws were for the benefit of the farmers but the Centre could convince a section of them, Kumar told reporters.The central government got the farm laws cleared in Parliament.Read the full article here

3:55 PM Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday welcomed the decision to repeal three farm laws and said it will strengthen the atmosphere of mutual harmony in the society.In a tweet, the food and consumer affairs minister said, The PMs announcement regarding the farm laws is a welcome step. The announcement made on the holy day of Gurpurab shows that the government is committed towards farmers welfare.Read the full article here

3:50 PM Bharatiya Kisan Union BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said the ongoing anti-farm laws protest will be withdrawn only after the three contentious legislations are repealed in Parliament and legal guarantee on minimum support price MSP for crops made.The influential farmer leader from western Uttar Pradesh also asked supporters not to engage in celebrations as their struggle will continue.Read the full article here

3:31 PM We want a guarantee of MSP.Farmer leader Balwant Singh said, We welcome Prime Minister Narender Modis decision of repealing the three farm laws.Read the full article here

3:30 PM After Prime Minister announced the repeal of farm laws, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday said that Parliament must take action on the first day of the winter session to formally repeal all the three laws.Read the full article here

Centre agrees to farmers demand of decriminalising stubble burning: Tomar

Centre agrees to farmers demand of decriminalising stubble burning: Tomar

Appealing protesting farmers to end their agitation, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said the Centre has agreed to their demand of decriminalising stubble burning.Tomar, in an official statement, said the other demand of farmers was to have a discussion on the minimum support price MSP and crop diversification.

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Withdrawal of cases, compensation for those who died in farm protests on agenda: Tikait

Withdrawal of cases, compensation for those who died in farm protests on agenda: Tikait

Compensation for the farmers who lost their lives, withdrawal of cases registered against farmers during the protests and other issues of farmers will be on the agenda in the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) meeting, said Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday.

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Timeline of farmers' protest against three farm laws

Timeline of farmers' protest against three farm laws

Prime Minister Narendra Modis announcement on Friday to repeal the three contentious farm laws is expected to end the year-long confrontation between the government and the farmers during which, according to leaders, more than 700 people died.The laws raised concerns about the abolishment of the minimum support price MSP guaranteed by the government on select crops and leave farmers at the mercy of big corporates.Since these laws were promulgated, thousands of farmers gathered at Delhis borders demanding their repeal, pushing the SAD to quit the NDA government at the Centre.

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Timeline of farmers' protest against three farm laws

Timeline of farmers' protest against three farm laws

Prime Minister Narendra Modis announcement on Friday to repeal the three contentious farm laws is expected to end the year-long confrontation between the government and the farmers during which, according to leaders, more than 700 people died.The laws raised concerns about the abolishment of the minimum support price MSP guaranteed by the government on select crops and leave farmers at the mercy of big corporates.Since these laws were promulgated, thousands of farmers gathered at Delhis borders demanding their repeal, pushing the SAD to quit the NDA government at the Centre.

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India's Modi backs down on farm reforms in surprise victory for protesters

India's Modi backs down on farm reforms in surprise victory for protesters

In a surprise announcement on Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would repeal agriculture laws that farmers have been protesting against for more than a year, sparking celebrations for what farmers called a hard-fought victory. Modi's decision is a significant climb-down for the combative leader and comes as state elections in politically important grain-belt states loom.

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Repeal of farm laws: Nitish refuses to react saying it is PM's decision

Repeal of farm laws: Nitish refuses to react saying it is PM's decision

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had always spoken in support of the three contentious farm laws, was guarded in his response to the announcement of their withdrawal saying the decision was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and there cannot be any reaction to this.The PM has elaborated that the laws were for the benefit of the farmers but the Centre could convince a section of them, Kumar told reporters.The central government got the farm laws cleared in Parliament.

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Govt's decision to repeal farm laws will strengthen atmosphere of mutual harmony in society: Goyal

Govt's decision to repeal farm laws will strengthen atmosphere of mutual harmony in society: Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday welcomed the decision to repeal three farm laws and said it will strengthen the atmosphere of mutual harmony in the society.In a tweet, the food and consumer affairs minister said, The PMs announcement regarding the farm laws is a welcome step. The announcement made on the holy day of Gurpurab shows that the government is committed towards farmers welfare.

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Do it in Parliament, guarantee MSP: Tikait on PM's farm laws repeal promise

Do it in Parliament, guarantee MSP: Tikait on PM's farm laws repeal promise

Bharatiya Kisan Union BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said the ongoing anti-farm laws protest will be withdrawn only after the three contentious legislations are repealed in Parliament and legal guarantee on minimum support price MSP for crops made.The influential farmer leader from western Uttar Pradesh also asked supporters not to engage in celebrations as their struggle will continue.

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Farm law repeal: Better late than never, protest over other demands to go on, say farmers at Singhu

Farm law repeal: Better late than never, protest over other demands to go on, say farmers at Singhu

We want a guarantee of MSP.Farmer leader Balwant Singh said, We welcome Prime Minister Narender Modis decision of repealing the three farm laws.

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Parliament must formally repeal farm laws on 1st day of winter session: TN CM Stalin

Parliament must formally repeal farm laws on 1st day of winter session: TN CM Stalin

After Prime Minister announced the repeal of farm laws, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday said that Parliament must take action on the first day of the winter session to formally repeal all the three laws.

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