Who Benefits from the New Farm Laws?
Only six percent of the farmers in the country are able to sell their crop at the minimum support price set by the government in APMC mandis. The remaining 94% of the farmers sell their goods in the open market. It is because more than 40,000 mandis are needed in the country, out of which only 7,500 exist. Farmers are afraid that the new laws will worsen the situation. Here is a discussion with agriculture expert Devinder Sharma about who stands to gain.
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