Decoded: Why farmers are up in arms against Modi govt's farm Bills

Union Food Processing Minister and sole representative of the Shiromani Akali Dal - one of BJP’s oldest allies - in the Union Cabinet, Harsimrat Kaur Badal tendered her resignation in opposition to the three agriculture related Bills introduced by the Modi government during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Bills, which relate to regulating out of mandi transactions and allowing free trade between them, facilitating and providing a framework for contract farming activities and exempting certain items from the Essential Commodities Act were announced as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat.....

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