Farmers fear the government will stop buying grain at minimum guaranteed prices under the laws and that corporations will then push prices down. Tens of thousands of farmers have been blocking the highways for nearly 40 days despite the coronavirus pandemic, rains and an ongoing cold wave.
Ignoring the coronavirus pandemic, the farmers have been blockading highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for nearly five weeks, obstructing transportation and dealing a blow to manufacturing and businesses in the north. The government said it is unuon to pledge that guaranteed prices will continue. The farmers have threatened to hold a rally on Jan. In their last meeting on Dec.
With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country's north. The farmers say the laws will lead to the cartelization and commercialization of agriculture and make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed.
The two sides agreed to meet for more talks on Friday.