There has been a nation-wide uproar ever since the Parliament has passed the three farm bills in September.
The three farm bills were earlier introduced as ordinances by the government in June. The Union Cabinet announced that the ordinances were promulgated to ease farmers’ access to markets across the country, help them enter contracts for assured returns and exempt more farm products from the Essential Commodities Act respectively.
PM Narendra Modi said that agricultural reforms were undertaken by the Government will empower the farmers of the country., However, majority of farmers were not in agreement. Protests intensified in when the ordinances were introduced in Parliament and passed via vote in the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha. These bills were vehemently opposed in both houses by opposition.