India Farmers Intensify Protests as Deadlock Over New Laws Continue
Tens of thousands of Indian farmers on Sunday intensified their protests against three new agricultural laws aimed at overhauling food grain procurement and pricing rules by allowing private companies direct access to the vast agrarian sector.
Angry farmers staged demonstrations near New Delhi after rejecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurances that the laws would double farmers’ income.
Six rounds of talks between government officials and farmer union leaders have failed to resolve the challenge faced by Modi’s government.
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