India Needs Agricultural Reforms but Federalism is the Key
The Morning Standard|December 05, 2021
The three controversial farm laws have finally been withdrawn.
Anand Neelakantan

ACUTE ANGLE

Anand Neelakantan Author of Asura, Ajaya series, Vanara and Bahubali trilogy

These were the laws passed in Parliament, and repealed by the sheer power of street protests. If the farm laws were good for the nation, as the government had been arguing for the past one-and-a-half years, why were they retracted? If they were against the farmers’ interests, why were they passed in the first place? There are no easy answers for any of these questions, except saying that the government was forced to cancel the laws due to the severity of the protests.

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