The Heat: Farmers protest in India

The Heat

The Indian government introduced new laws, which it says will modernize the farm sector. But it could also mean the end of guaranteed prices for commodities like rice and wheat.

Economists agree that India’s agricultural industry needs reform to improve efficiency, but farmers say they weren’t consulted on the changes that will make it harder to stay in business. They want to repeal the new law, and they’ve organized a massive protest.

CGTN’s Ravinder Bawa has this report from Goa.

Subramanian Swamy, a member of the Indian parliament, sat down for an interview on the crisis hitting the country.

To discuss:

  • Dipa Sinha is an economist and assistant professor at Ambedkar University Delhi.
  • Surinder Singh Jodhka is a professor of sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • Tushar Gupta is senior editor at Swarajya, a monthly magazine and digital news outlet.

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