Thursday, 04 February 2021 11:25

Tractor power

Written by  Milking It

Remember Shane Ardern driving his tractor up the Beehive steps in Wellington 17 years ago?

 

Well, Indian farmers have delivered their message in almost similar fashion; last week thousands of farmers and their tractors converged on the historic Red Fort in New Delhi.

They are demanding that the Government repeal recent farming laws that would minimise the government’s role in agriculture and open more space for private investors

More than 60 percent of India’s 1.3 billion people still depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood, though the sector accounts for only about 15 percent of the country’s economic output.

NZ food exporters would love an open Indian market but don’t hold your breath because it seems ‘farmer power’ could force the Indian Government to buckle soon.

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