Reforms, a push for corporate takeover of agriculture: AIKS

Truman Slate

Farmer organisations have explained the agri reforms declared by the govt on Wednesday as an attempt to aid company takeover of Indian agriculture and claimed the steps will no way address authentic challenges of farmers in the nation.

“Allowing traders and big prospective buyers to invest in make outside the house the notified mandis directly from farmers would signify that the make would be ordered without auctions and by means of bilateral negotiations among huge traders and bad peasants. Such a method would be inherently biased in opposition to the pursuits of farmers,” All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), the greatest farmer organisation in the county, claimed in a statement.

AIKS reminded the govt that the APMC Functions have been launched in the 1960s and ’70s to check monopoly powers of big traders and prospective buyers who historically utilized their may to invest in grain from bad farmers at minimal rates.

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