Watch – ‘Punjab Stood As One Against Central Farm Laws’

In his second interaction with LokMarg. Dr Darshan Pal, president of the Krantikari Kisan Union, speaks about the achievements of a sustained protests against Central agriculture laws by Punjab farmers over last two weeks. Dr Pal believes Punjab as a whole, including the legislative assembly, has steadfastly stood against the anti-farmers laws by the Centre.

While detailing out the future course of action, he also predicts political repercussions for the National Democratic Alliance at the forthcoming elections in Bihar.

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The Enacted Agriculture Bills

Watch – ‘Farmers Will Become Puppets Of Corporates’

As farmers in Punjab and Haryana continue their protests against the recently enacted Agriculture bills, LokMarg speaks to Swaraj India leader Rajiv Godara on why their organization is supporting the farmers’ demands.

Godara says the very fact that there were no debates, nor any discussions with farmer organisations before tabling this bills raises questions on the intention of the BJP-led Centre. He believes, the Centre wants to destroy mandi system and create new markets. “The day kisan mandis fails, the MSP will also be inevitably fail,” Godara told LokMarg. The NDA government plans to send the farmers off the field, and put corporates in their place. These laws will make farmers puppets in the hands of big businessmen, he says.

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How Traditional Mandi System Works

Watch – ‘Govt Wants To Ruin Mandis, Wholesalers’

Updesh Yadav, president of Navin Mandi Sthal (farm produce wholesale market) in Uttar Pradesh, explains how traditional mandi system works across the country. According to Yadav, these mandis boost competition and benefit the farmers by fetching them the due price of their produce.

Yadav told LokMarg that the newly-enacted Agriculture bills in Parliament will not only prove detrimental to the country’s farmers but also wipe out a large number of wholesalers.

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