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.