ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BJP’s Farming Policies

Agricultural market reforms recently enacted by the National Democratic Alliance government reflect the Bharatiya Janata Party’s determination to introduce agrobusinesses into agriculture and push further its agenda of centralisation of economic power and decision-making. The opposition to the reforms by farmers, many state governments, and regional political formations poses the most formidable challenge, so far, to this government. The contesting claims have missed the dimension of the damaging ecological implications of these reforms.

Imposing New Inequities

Without an appropriate regulatory mechanism, deregulation is detrimental to farmers’ interests.

Bills of Contention

Suggestive content or procedural violation—what makes the BJP ’s farm bills more contentious?
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