In 2020, the Indian Parliament introduced 3 farm bills under The Indian Agriculture Acts of 2020, which was mainly to reduce Government Roles, Obligations & Responsibilities in the Agricultural Supply Chain by deregulating State-Owned Wholesale Markets and creating a passage for Private Corporations for Farmers to directly sell their goods to processors. This would have eventually led to the removal of a lot of Middlemen in the chains inclusive of Agriculture financiers (Mandi Aadhat) in the small towns and villages as well. The farmers feared that this may eventually result in them losing a Minimum Support Price that Government offers to the Farmers in this volatile Agricultural business which keeps farmers confident about the returns from their Blood, Sweat, Land, and Investments.
It has been a year since the farmers in Northern India began protesting the controversial farm laws. Despite the pandemic, farmers sat in protest day in and day out with no loss of enthusiasm. What started as a protest by a few farmers got turned into a full-fledged movement, not just on the streets but also online. Apart from being on the ground, farmers used social media to fight despair, take action, and fight for their rights and cause against a democratic regime.
Finally, the Government has taken a significant step towards showing empathy for a section of an Indian society that has been ignored for a very long time and withdrawn all three farm laws.
This is a victory for the farmers and also the win on the Indian government side, who finally showed that they should not be considered as an authoritarian regime projecting a great indication towards supportive & cooperative synergy, eventually enriching the rural economy in India.