India’s farm ordinances: fuelling a famine

In this blog post, Karishma Shelar discusses the severe implications of farm ordinances imposed by the Indian government on its farmers. She argues that these ordinances have severe implications for agriculture in India.

India’s countless farmers have rallied together en masse over the past few months to protest farm ordinances imposed by the Indian government. These ordinances may have severe implications for agriculture in India, including reduced state support for agriculture, the increased domination of corporate interests, and a threat to food security, land rights, and livelihoods of the farmers.

The intersection of this development with already tenuous conditions may fuel a famine and further increase vulnerability of the agrarian classes, writes Karishma Shelar.

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Karishma Shelar
Karishma Shelar recently graduated with a MA in Development Studies from ISS. Her dissertation focused on the agro-ecological crisis in rural India and investigated the interlinkages between agro-ecology and indebtedness at the level of the state, agro-businesses and households.
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