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Farmers’ Fears

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    Farmers’ Fears

    39% respondent farmers felt that because of the new agricultural laws, mandi system/APMC will collapse/finish in the country and this concern was more among the farmers in the northwest region (72%).

    A higher percentage of medium and large farmers (49%) also felt that because of the new agricultural acts, mandi system/APMC will collapse/finish in India as compared to the small and marginal farmers (35%). The concern of collapse of APMC/ Mandi system was more among farmers who sell their agricultural produce at MSP (50%) than farmers who do not sell their agricultural produce at MSP (20%).

    Further, we asked the farmers if they felt the three new laws will lead to an end of the MSP system in the future. 39% respondent farmers believe because of the new agriculture laws, the MSP system will end in the near future. This concern was again more amongst the farmers in the northwest region (65%).

The concern over the end of the MSP system in the near future, was more among farmers who sell their agricultural produce at MSP (49%) than farmers who do not sell their agricultural produce at MSP (24%).

We also asked the farmers if they thought the new farm laws will lead to big corporates/private companies exploiting them. Overall 46% respondent farmers said they thought the three bills will lead to big corporates/private companies exploiting farmers.