Why are thousands of farmers protesting in Delhi again?

Some farmers and trade unions called for a countrywide rural strike on Friday as the farmers' protest enters day four.

Published on Feb 16, 2024 10:24 PM IST 10 Photos

In a revival of past protests, thousands of farmers marched towards New Delhi earlier this week. However, their efforts so far have been blocked by authorities, who have used tear gas, detained a number of farmers, and heavily barricaded entry points into the capital. (HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)

The main demand of farmers' unions is to expand the minimum support prices (MSP) to cover all crops, aiming to protect them from market fluctuations.(ANI)

They are advocating for the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's formula to ensure that they receive fair and remunerative prices for their crops. (ANI)

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Farmer leaders have expressed concerns about the lack of clarity regarding legal guarantees for the minimum support price (MSP). (AFP)

The Modi government had promised to consider this demand after the last farmer protests in 2021. However, unions claim that no action has been taken on this front since then. (ANI)

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