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Farmers' protest | SC mediation to break deadlock?

V Nivedita | Updated on January 11, 2021 Published on January 11, 2021

The Supreme Court, on Monday, came down heavily on the Centre for not solving the issues that the farmers have with the three new laws that aim to reform the agricultural sector. It has suggested that it will form a committee that will monitor the talks. 

The three laws --  the Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act -- were passed late last year, but many farmer unions, especially those in Punjab and Haryana, are unhappy about these agri-reforms. We have a podcast explaining the issue, and we have the link to it in the description.

Listen: Farmers' protest: What is the way out?

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Even after eight rounds of talks, the two sides are unable to find a consensus. Will the SC's solution help? 

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Published on January 11, 2021