Podcast | Farmers' protest: What is the way out?
The three-hour meeting between protesting farmers and the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Prakash, on Tuesday, has been brought any resolution to the conflict. The representatives of 35 farmer unions had rejected the Centre's offer to set up a committee to look into the matter.
Various farmer unions across India have been protesting for over two months now. In fact, thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, started to make their way to New Delhi as part of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ campaign, which was to be held on 26 and 27th of November, before the police stopped them. What was supposed to be a two-day protest meet has become a marathon event.
What led to the protests? What can the government do now? All this is explained in our latest series, 'News Explained'.