TDN World Desk: This two datas are enough to take note of the miserable plights of the farmers and the daily wagers in our country. In a time when the country is raging over the controversial farmer bill, an op-ed article published by The Print says that during ther first two years of Narendra Modi government farmers’ agitation rose unprecedentedly.
The report mentioned statics put out by by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on unlawful assemblies suggests that between 2014 and 2016, the number of farmers’ protest increased by 700 per cent – from 628 to 4,837.
According to the latest NCRB data, as many as 42,480 farmers and daily wagers commited suicide in 2019.
Another important fact is that the agreecultural sector is a growing and profitable section of the indian economy. Even during the absymal dismal situation of pandemic and lockdown, the agreecultural sector has confronted 3.4 percent growth in the first quarter of 2020-21.
So, simply what could be the reasen of so many farmer-suicides? Somewhere some people other than the poor farmers were reaping profit from the agro-economic chain.
With the enforcemets of these new bills the farmers fear that they would loss the minimum support price and big corporate companies would take advantage and exploit them.
Amid raging protest, still the Prime minister claims that these bills will help the farmers and the oppositions are misleading the farmers. during the anti-CAA-NRC movement PM Modi made similar statements that the common people were ‘misled’ by the oppositions.
Since last several days farmers across the country have been staging massive protests with a demand to roll back the ‘corporate-friendly’ farmers’ bills.